On January 23rd, 2016, the U.S. College Board received public backlash for disallowing 9-year-old Adolphus Daniel Jr. from Trinidad and Tobago from taking the SATs.
A social media campaign called The Dolphy Project launched on the internet, giving people a platform to support Daniel from across the globe.
In 2015, he achieved the highest grade on the Caribbean Education General Proficiency Mathematics Exam, receiving a higher grade than 97% of students in the Caribbean.
People soon took to Facebook and YouTube to create videos to support Daniel after they heard the news that he was banned from the SATs.
The campaign video reached over 200,000 views collectively on Facebook and YouTube and was featured on news sites, blogs and public figure social media pages.
In 2016, the U.S. College Board removed the age restriction so that Daniel could be tested and that same year, Daniel took the SATs Math Level 2 Subject Test and achieved a perfect 800 score.
On April 7th, Daniel made a video to thank the people who supported The Dolphy Project campaign.
The video was uploaded on the campaign’s official Facebook page and Facebook users are calling the story “inspiring”.
If you would like to watch the video, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/TheDolphyProject