Miss Black American Teen 2017, Kayla Sharve' Baker
Anything is possible when you believe says Miss Black American Teen Kaylah Sharve Baker. The 15-year-old wants to inspire other little girls to believe in the possible no matter their circumstance. “I want to be a role model to young girls and let them know that their dreams matter and they can be anything they want to be if they first have faith in themselves,” expressed Kaylah.
Kayla has chosen to focus her service efforts advocating for the homeless. Tapping into her generation, Kaylah will use her reign to light a fire among youth and her peers to help the homeless through the donation of goods and volunteering with organizations who serve those in need. In addition, she will spearhead community events for others to be more aware of the homeless epidemic across our nation.
While she encourages others to believe in their dreams Kaylah is making her dreams come true. With a voice far more mature than her young years, Kaylah has a dream of attending New York University’s School of Performing Arts to pursue a career in entertainment. And she is well on her way. The rising star debuted her first album in 2013 and is hard at work on her next single.
Besides music, Kaylah loves to act and model. She has appeared in a number of community theatre productions and starred in several plays. Plus, Kaylah was the face for a national print campaign for an electronic and textbook company.
Kaylah has a busy life but still manages to maintain honor roll status as a sophomore high school student. When not in the classroom or center stage, Kaylah can be seen giving back. She started the iKool (Kreating Our Own Legacy) Foundation with her younger sister Kiera in 2012 for the purpose of encouraging kids to use their creative talents. She also volunteers her time with the Houston Food Bank, Star of Hope, Ronald McDonald House, and Black Celebrity Giving. Kaylah believes in God and very active at her home church.