Hi my name is Nkiyasi Helm. I’m a 13 year old author, illustrator, mentor, public speaker and owner of Writtenbykids.com, Written By Kids Publishing Company, and Written By Kids Foundation. Lansing, Michigan is my home town; I live there with my mom, dad, brother and my two sisters. I have been writing professionally for more than 3 years now and have matured from writing and drawing with pencils and crayons, to pretty much doing everything on the computer. Currently 10 of my books have been published and I aspire to write many more. I am an advocate for Obesity Awareness, Anti-Bullying and Literacy.
One of my goals includes utilizing Written By Kids Publishing Company to provide a conduit for other young people to share their insight on youth related issues from a child’s perspective. Writing and Speaking are my passion, and I plan on using these skills to share my motivational messages with the world. These messages can help open a dialogue on issues that can sometimes be difficult to discuss.
I enjoy talking with young people between the ages of 10 and 17 about issues such as confidence, obesity and bullying. I enjoy doing TV interviews, radio interviews, public speaking engagements and class room Q&A presentations.
“It is my pleasure to write you this recommendation of Miss Nkiyasi Helm, as a worthy and gifted motivational presenter on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. The struggles facing youth today are often overwhelming and good decision making is not a characteristic many at-risk students can claim. Nkiyasi is certainly a role model and has a unique ability to break down barriers to connect quickly with her story and positive example.” D. Powers, Principal Baldwin Street Middle School Hudsonville Public Schools
“I thought the interview showed who Ms. Kee Kee is as young author and inspiring Youth leader. As well as your support and guidance as a Father, entrepreneur, and brilliant inventor. And, the show was fun wrapped in enlightenment/information about both of you.” A. Mathews The Connections TV Show
“Nkiyasi Helm exemplifies the Kuumba principle of Kwanzaa: To always do as much as we can, in a way we can in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it. Miss Helm’s desire to inspire other students to write books makes our community a better place for children to express themselves in a positive way.” By Sonya Hollins, editor firstname.lastname@example.org
“It was a pleasure meeting you and Nkiyasi, and for your support at the 3rd Annual WE Kids Health, Wellness & Fitness EXPO! Nkiyasi presentation and attendance was commendable, and I know that many EXPO attendees were introduced to an amazing young author and entrepreneur as a result.” Barbara Price, (Faith) Director Okemos Modeling & Entertainment Group
Poetree N Motion TV Show with Host Dee Freeman
Young, Gifted, & BLESSED! Young Author Nkiyasi Helm & Father (Inventor) Robert Helm THE CONNECTION TV SHOW with Angela Mathews Comcast Channel 16 Talk Show Host Intellectual Radio “Words To Live By” Broadview IL
Community Voices Magazine Article Kalamazoo, MI
“The Reading Circle” With Marc Medley WP88.5 FM Greater New York
Eagle Village Hersey, MI
Ashmun School Special ED for M.O.I.S.D. Hersey, MI
Writing Royalty Radio
and Many More!!!!!!!