I am Akshaj Mehta and I am 15 years old. I attend Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High. I started to write when I was 4. I have written 6 books and published 4 of them. All the proceeds of my books are donated various Children's charities in Sacramento.
Since 2015, at the age of 10, I was appointed as Sci-Tech Kids Editor for a children’s online magazine. Besides being a writer I think I am a Social Activist too. I actively take part and have also led various Community Service Projects such as Blanket and Coat drives for shelters for the homeless, Food Drives for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Book Drives for Reading Partners and Friends of Library and Park Clean ups.
When I am not studying, writing or helping in community service projects, I enjoy biking and hiking with my family. I also love to play piano and a Star Wars Fanatic.
I feel honored to be awarded with these prestigious awards
Youth Philanthropy Award by Association of Fundraising professionals, California Chapter - November 2018
American Red Cross “Youth Hero of the Year” - May 2017
KFBK Hometown Hero - April 2015
N Factor (Sacramento District 1) 2016 and 2018
Natomas Unified School District Vision Award 2016 and 2018
Recipient of NNTMA 50 Bikes for 50 Kids (Natomas Jibe) – January 2017
Published March 2018
Proceeds: Stanford Settlement Teen Center
Published March 2016
Proceeds: Reading Partners Sacramento
Published April 2015
Proceeds: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Published January 2014
Proceeds: Sacramento Childrens Home
Selected for ScholarShare Book Festivial - 2016