"Try not to be so self centered, focus on other things that are important, like education and family. The most difficult thing teens face today is peer pressure. Teens get sucked into doing things that other teens are doing. My hope for the future is that I can become the best person I can be."
Tamaya is in the Urban Promise Street Leader teen job training program in Camden, NJ.
Upcoming exhibit- The series of 110 paintings, Portraits of Promise, accompanied by insightful quotes from the teenage models, will be exhibited as part of a group show at Gloucester County College in Sewell, NJ, 20 minutes from Philadelphia. The opening is Sunday, September 9, 2-4, exhibited until October 17, 2012.