TAM Volume 1, Issue 2

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TRYSTEN GRISSOM on art, fashion, and school.

KWAZAR

on his rules to life

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LMODELZ

How one woman turned her life into a modeling empire


Regina L. Warren, mba

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About Me Editor of Teen AMPS Magazine, Military Officer - 21+ year veteran, Executive Director of The 360° Experience, President of IMODELA, Co-Founder of Miss Essence World Elite

Contact Us Phone: (317) 863-9063 Email: teen@ampsmagazine.com Website: www.ampsmagazine.com

Established: 18 JUNE 2020 Nationality: Varies Publication: Quarterly Schools Represented: Twelve (12) Magazine Sponsors: Nineteen (19) Teen Satisfaction: 100% National Magazine!

Mission Statement Teen AMPS Magazine (TAM) is a youth created, youth inspired, and youth focused publication. We aim to highlight our readers and amplify their environment both on and offline. We voice the ignored stories, the remarkable leadership, and the phenomenal talents of all youth on 100% of our pages. TAM allows the youth to create their own platform for awareness and changes that can affect their community. Youth empowering youth is the ultimate goal. 2


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02 EDITOR'S NOTE Get to know who's behind the magic creation and the content within. It definitely takes a team to be successful.

04 SPORTS For the athletes who balance both sports and the student life. How two (2) student-athletes manage day to day activities.

09 ART & MUSIC Need to know how to create, produce art and music? Let's see how these three (3) artists create outside the studio.

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IT'S TRYSTEN GRISSOM!

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EXCLUSIVE!

THE FASHION MODEL OF THE QUARTER! 16 FASHION A closer look into the fashion industry. Connect with these three (3) different professions. What motivations them and keeps them going.

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THE FASHION MODEL OF THE QUARTER!

BEST ART INSPIRATION

Modeling requires stamina. Hair & makeup, mani's & pedi's all sound fun until you have to do one photoshoot for several hours straight!

Kwazar literally paints the whole outside. But what gives him inspiration to make masterpieces in any open space?

27 YOUNG BUSINESS OWNERS Business makes the world go 'round. Are you a business owner? You should, definitely, be featured here!

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TOMMY WILLIAMS, JR. FISHERS, IN During his preschool years, he knew he was destined to hold the leather rock! According to nearly every basketball coach that has trained Tommy Williams, Jr.... knew he had potential! One coach said, "It had little to do with skill, but everything to do with character and grit!" Tommy has a unique desire to give his best in any sport. Tommy remembers playing with heart even on his preschool basketball team as a 3 year old, ready to fight for the win any chance he could. Now 11 years later in the 8th grade, Tommy still drives in the game wearing jersey #2! He humbly states, "#2 because I'm second to God alone". As a team player, Tommy not only 'help-side' on the court, but also in the classroom. As a student athlete playing basketball, running track and tackling in football, he still finds time to hang with friends on the weekends at SkyZone. Besides being an active athlete for 3 different sports, Tommy found time to create a athletic clothing company that supports youth playing AAU sports (www.speedclothingline.com). Once walking onto the basketball court before warmups, a referee questioned wear Tommy gets his gear. When Tommy said to the ref, "I created these clothes", the ref immediately asked wear he could grab some of his gear. As a humble player, student, son, and brother, Tommy enjoys wrestling with his younger brothers. Tommy is the oldest of four (4) and looks forward to spending time with 'little-little' brother, Joshua, who is ten (10) years younger than Tommy. In the little free-time he has, he plays the saxophone and the drums. Tommy acknowledges, "Music comes natural for me." His next move includes running for his 8th grade track team and trying out for the local high school's freshman basketball team. We wish him luck as he continues great things on the court and in business as a young entrepreneur. 5


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Pictures provided by Celeste Graham

CELESTE GRAHAM

when people get upset. What's so interesting about INDIANAPOLIS, IN Celeste is that she aims to push #GOPANTHERS through challenges when many Being a student athlete has it's others would have given up. But challenges. But according to not Ms. Graham! She knows she is Celeste Graham participating in continually critical of herself, two (2) sports, cheering and track however she finds the internal & field is tough AND rewarding. motivation to just keep going. She really lives day to day and Surprisingly, even though is a always encourages friends to do great cheerleader and high jumper the same. One thing she tells for her high school's track & field young athletes is to continue team, she enjoys performing in the believing in themselves and show choir (descants). Have you NOTHING is impossible! heard her sing? Ms. Graham wears her school You might want to get to know colors proudly as she describes Ms. Celeste Graham as she is herself in five (5): determined, making moves and doing them affectionate, caring, an quickly. Her high schools are overachiever and a thinker. She is coming to an end but not her a humble student who just loves positive outlook on life. Celeste is to make other happy including planning to attend college soon those close to her and loved ones. and loves getting ready for her Even as an affectionate person, next big step in life. Studying for only a few things scare her such as political science and law takes failure and tenacity and she has it all!

What is your greatest strength? "PUSHING THROUGH CHALLENGES!"

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DA'JUA SMITH HOW DA'JUA MANAGES BEING AN ARTIST IN HER 20'S

My name is Da’Jua Smith, and my career is full of ups and downs but definitely progress. As an eager woman, I seek to educate myself and learn more! Learning more means to keep active in and out of your career field. Learn what will elevate you to the next level but also add to your character by learning other life attributes. Improve your resume content, increase your network, meet new people, help others grow into their best self! I have worked as a clothing design assistant for Demeanor Modeling agency. I have been in charge of organizing merchandize and apparel. If a position is right for me, I do not hesitate to seek more information and go after it! My motivation is based on my childhood dreams to become a successful artist, and I can tell you I'm close! I am a musician, a story writer and a model. I have been writing since I was

I BELIEVE YOU DON'T HAVE TO STICK TO ONE TALENT, YOU CAN DO THEM ALL! eleven (11) years old! I wholeheartedly believe 'you don't have to stick to one talent, you can achieve them all no matter how many you have. It's interesting because everyone has multiple talents. Some gravitate to using one or multiple, I'm the later. I recently released a new single 'Ease'! I was excited to see one goal cross off the list when it was dropped on Valentine's Day. Keep going after your goals and never hold back! 10


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we can do it Students this year were inspired by the great discussions about what it really takes to be a leader in various leadership-based programs. Get Involved! teen@ampsmagazine.com pictured: The 360° Experience's Girls Group Mentoring Program @ Providence Cristo Rey High School

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THE ULTIMATE ARTIST

KWAZAR MARTIN Muralist / Street Artist

This artist has so much to say and willing to share with the world. As the world IS his canvas. Meet Kwazar Martin! A humble character who is optimistic, persistent, tough and smart. These attributes are what keeps Kwazar 'busy busy' a muralist and street artist.

Even though he consumes himself with positivity, his deepest fear is not chasing his dream and regretting it later in life. Only visualizing success with no execution, can be crippled by belittling your dreams and aspirations. Which is an ultimate 'no-go' for Kwazar!

When talking to Kwazar you may notice that his passion is something that is just within him. His advice to any youth is to remember your dream and your life is yours! He believes every youth should follow their dreams regardless if you have to follow your own dreams along; with no support from family or friends. Just go for it!

With that said, everyone has a weakness and negative self-talk might be yours. But try to keep your dreams ahead of you at all times. For Kwazar, his weakness use to be procrastination, however he is constantly reinventing himself!

Mr. Martin knows this world has its hard trails and tribulations. But despite the hardships of life, he rather see people win, especially those who deserve it!

Besides being a muralist and a well-known artist, he does enjoy supporting other activities like watching Vince Carter jump over a 7-footer in the Olympic dunking contest, a CLASSIC! To get to know more of Kwazar Martin, follow him on the IG @kwazarmartin 12


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Ronald Watkins HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR TALENT

Ronald Watkins is a successful musician and a mechanic. I know that's an odd duo, but his motto is to never give up despite the hardships of life!

scary, Ronald knows first hand how it feels to lose someone or something close to you. It's best to cherish life now! For Ronald, spirituality is very important in order to He is labeled as an artist survive through life's ups who is too real to be fake! and downs. He actively Ronald gives pure honesty celebrates the Passover, whenever he's asked for his and knows where his real opinion. It's his answer to talent derives from... This the living a long life... be gentleman has poured all honest with yourself and his talent into his very others! own RECORDING STUDIO. Family is Mr. Watkins top priority. While, death is 12 14


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Daelyn

Model

Photographer

FOTO THERAPY

DAELYN ARTHUR

"I'm Independent. Worthy. Optimistic. Personable. Creative." 17


FASHION & life talk with

Daelyn

MY ADVICE

MY HAPPINESS

MY MOMENT

"You are unique & talented no matter what anyone else tells you. You have everything you need to follow your dreams so take the first step and you won't regret it."

"I like acting like I'm in a music video when I need a little 'pick-meup' while driving to my next destination. I, also, enjoy staying calm in stressful situations."

"Walking at the 2021 Rebloomed Design Fashion Show at the Grunwald Art Gallery. Next, I'm reading at least one book a month on different topics."

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TEEN AMPS MAGAZINE Being a photographer that actually trains models on posing and creating BOMB photos is rare. Yet, G. Michael Huggins does it effortlessly. Below is our short interview with G. Michael, but if you want to book with him and improve your brand, we HIGHLY suggest you contact him!!! IG: @fototherapyphotography email: fototheraphyllc@gmail.com website: www.foto-therapy.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

G. MICHAEL FOTOTHERAPY PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY & MERCHANDIZE

I started portrait and fashion photography in 2017. Since then, I have expanded to weddings, events, business head shots, even had some of my work published. As a photographer, my focus is on you. Lets Work!

DESIGNER BANNER CLOTHING CO., is a statement, a standard, and a declaration of your testimony. It's about who God is to you and what you stand for in Christ. https://www.facebook.com/BETHEBANNER

BUSINESS My advice to students who wants something better in life, is to find a way to make income with your passions. My greatest fear is not reaching my full potential! I am an activist; when I believe strongly about something... I do not QUIT.

CHARACTER I am an perfectionist and it showed when I created and produced my own, first fashion show. The turn out was amazing! Soon, I'll scale up my business to the point where I have to hire. 19



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Checklist Top 10 bucket list this month Read a book Do something innovative to my room Get in touch with old friends Have a date night with myself Learn a new skill Bake cookies Visit other family members Go swimming or ride a bike Visit and eat in my favorite restaurant Chill outside with the family

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Leslie Turner OWNER - LMODELZ MODEL MANAGEMENT

About me I own LMODELZ a development and mother modeling agency for new and experienced models; regional, national, and international placement. I advise students to write out what they would LOVE to do; both paid and nonpaid ventures. It is your passion! Each student needs to study and follow professionals that are doing what you aspire to do or be. Take steps to invest in yourself to always be ready, network and be open to constructive criticism and guidance!

Resilient

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TAKING OVER THE WORLD MY NAME IS TRYSTEN GRISSOM! I AM 16 YEARS OLD AND I AM A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. I'M CURRENTLY AN INTERN FOR THE 360° EXPERIENCE WHERE I AM THE ASSISTANT EDITOR FOR THE TEEN AMPS MAGAZINE. I AIM TO MAKE MODELING MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN THE FUTURE. I AM DETERMINDED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL AT ANYTHING I DO! - TG 24


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Books IN ONE HAND

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Young and in Business

Roller Skater & DJ at Interskate RollerRink

Dallas, TX

A DJ / RollerSkater isn't a bad job! Asaiah Williams describes himeslf as a down to earth, composed, chill, goofy, and ecstatic person. Asaiah's advice to students is to do what you want for yourself! There will always be someone who wants to speak out against you or have you do things their way. Follow your vision and your ideals and create what you want in this world and make yourself happy. We never know how much time we will have here. So why spend it suffering if there's an opportunity to find happiness? It may be tough... But its worth it!

Asaiah knows that making good choices, staying grounded and being a solid individual is only a small part of being comfortable. He currently focuses on taking care of his mindset and healing from things of the past. Asaiah is comfortable with the fears of regret. Regardless of the outcome, always aim to seek understanding and win! 28


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