As a second-year college student, a 12-year-old youngster is already making waves.
Caleb Anderson, according to 11Alive, has been demonstrating his amazing abilities since he was a baby, learning to speak and read before the age of one.
Now, at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia, the adolescent is majoring in aeronautical engineering.
Caleb’s father, Kobi, has to accompany him to campus because he is so young. That means Kobi will have to return to college with his son. However, the genius’s father recognizes that he is powerless to assist Caleb in calculus.
“He has far surpassed me in math, so I can’t help him anymore,” Kobi told 11Alive. “Seriously! He’s in calculus two now!”
Caleb learned sign language as a baby and read the US Constitution when he was two years old. He spoke Spanish, French, and Mandarin in addition to English when he was three years old.
“By nine months old, he was able to sign over 250 words, and by 11-months-old, he was speaking and reading,” his family reported.
Caleb’s early indicators indicated that he was destined for greatness.
“As we started to interact with other parents, and had other children, then we started to realize how exceptional this experience was because we had no other frame of reference,” Kobi explained.
The gifted young kid joined MENSA, an organization that acknowledges persons with IQs in the top 2% of the world when he was five years old. Caleb was the youngest Black boy to get the honor. However, the outstanding student, who attended classes from elementary to high school, desired a challenge.
“He said, ‘mom I’m bored. This is not challenging. It’s really not helping me grow in my learning, and I think I’m ready for college,’” Caleb’s mom, Claire, recalled.
Caleb reflected on his freshman year at college and claimed the new surroundings didn’t surprise him.
He described that as “It was exactly how I expected it to be like if I were 18 or something.”
Caleb’s parents, who have two other children, believe there are many more intelligent Black youngsters in the world.
“I think people have a negative perspective when it comes to African-American boys. There are many other Calebs out there. African-American boys like him,” Claire observed. “From being a teacher, I really believe that. But they don’t have the opportunity or the resources.”
According to Good Morning America, eleven-year-old Elijah Precciely proved to be another one of the amazing Black kids last year when he became the youngest person ever to obtain a full scholarship to Southern University.
“Fully invest in the skills and talents your child has and remember there are free resources,” they added. “Focus on creating a love for learning, not just the learning itself.”
The parents also advise others to focus on character development, teach children to respect other people’s gifts and remember that you are always enough for your children.
Ramarni Wilfred, 16, of London, scored better on the IQ scale than Bill Gates and Albert Einstein, according to the BBC.