Zaila Avant-garde unquestionably has a love and thirst for knowledge, believing in going after exactly what she wants. And now, the incredibly talented 15-year-old is going to inspire other young people to follow in her footsteps as she has become the first U.S. Ambassador for the global tech company, BYJU’S.

BYJU’S specializes in engaging and effective learning solutions, to continue exploring even more passions among young people. Of course, we cannot think of a better person to nationally represent the company’s brand.


“I am excited to partner with BYJU’S as a brand ambassador because I know that many kids struggle with subjects in school that they don’t like. I want to show them that the virtual learning platform can help make that subject fun and engaging,” said Zaila Avant-garde in a statement via PR Newswire. “The learning experience is hands-on and personalized, so you’re not just sitting at a lecture jotting down formulas or completing workbooks alone. I was able to learn at a faster rate and had a lot of fun doing it, while also gaining confidence in myself.”

Zalia is not just the U.S. Ambassador for BYJU’S program, she is also a student. She is currently enrolled in coding and music classes.

“Spanning her many accomplishments and appetite for learning, Zaila is a shining example of how a child’s natural curiosities translate into life achievements,” said Divya Gokulnath, Co-Founder of BYJU’S. “Her unwavering love of learning and inspiring roster of successes made her a natural choice as BYJU’S’ first U.S. youth ambassador. We hope to inspire even more students to pursue their dreams, continue learning and celebrate what makes them unique.”

If you remember, Zalia made history as the first African-American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg of accomplishments for this young phenom. She is also a two-time Guinness World Record holder, being hailed a true basketball prodigy. One record she received for the most bounce juggles in one minute with four basketballs and one for the most basketballs dribbled at once by one person, with six basketballs.

Yet, her accolades don’t stop there. Zalia has already received multiple scholarship offers to college, in addition to being named Sports Illustrated’s 2021 SportsKid of the year.

According to PR Newswire, this summer students can join Zalia on Saturday, July 9 where she’ll share her personal strategy for success and empower other kids to never give up on their goals at BYJU’S Summer Camp.

To learn more about BYJU’S program or their partnership with Zalia, visit their website.

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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