TAM Volume 1, Issue 3

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NADIA E. MIILLER On being an entrepreneur

KWAZAR What are his rules to life

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LMODELZ How one woman turned her life into a modeling empire


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AboutUs 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

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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 (T.A.M.) 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.


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04 OUR #1 SUPPORTER Get to know Nadia Miller & her support for all entrepreneurs! She supports T.A.M & it’s unique content. It takes a team to be successful.

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

14 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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LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!

24 EXCLUSIVE!

THE FASHION MODEL OF THE QUARTER! 20 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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LIVING THE MODEL LIFE!

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?

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

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Sports SECTION

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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 13 years later in the 10th grade, Tommy still drives in the game wearing the Fishers High jersey! He humbly states, “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, he still finds time to hang with friends on the weekends at jump parks or during pick up games in any open gyms. 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 where Tommy gets his gear. When Tommy said to the ref, "I created these clothes", the ref immediately asked where he could grab some of his gear. As a humble player, student, son, and brother, Tommy enjoys wrestling with his younger brothers; Phillip, Quinton and Joshua. 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 limited free-time he has, he plays the saxophone and the drums. Tommy acknowledges, "Music comes natural for me." His next move includes running down the court with his JV basketball team. We wish him luck as he continues great things on the court and in business as a young entrepreneur.

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Fall & Winter Sports

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CELESTE GRAHAM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN #GOPANTHERS Being a student athlete has it's challenges. But according to Celeste Graham participating in two (2) sports, cheering and track & field, it’s both tough AND rewarding. She really lives day to day and always encourages friends to do the same. One thing she tells young athletes is to continue believing in themselves and NOTHING is impossible! Ms. Graham wears her school colors proudly as she describes herself in five (5) words: determined, affectionate, caring, an overachiever and a thinker. She is a humble student who just loves to make others happy including those close to her and loved ones. Even as an affectionate person, only a few things scare her such as failure

and when people get upset. What's so interesting about Celeste is that she aims to push through challenges when many others would have given up. But not Ms. Graham! She knows she is very critical of herself, however she finds the internal motivation to just keep going. Surprisingly, even though she is a great cheerleader and high jumper, she enjoys performing in the show choir too (descants). Have you heard her sing??? You might want to get to know Ms. Celeste Graham as she is making moves and doing them quickly. Her high school days are coming to an end but not her positive outlook on life. Celeste is planning to attend college soon and loves getting ready for her next big step in life. She is hoping to study political science and law in college.

What is your greatest strength? "PUSHING THROUGH CHALLENGES!" -C.GRAHAM

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Art & Music SECTION

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

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

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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!

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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

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pictured: The 360° Experience's Girls Group Mentoring Program Students: Trysten & Kamari Photos: Bayette


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THE ULTIMATE ARTIST

KWAZAR MARTIN Muralist / Street Artist

Pictures provided by Kwazar Martin

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!

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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


Pictures provided by Lorenzo Bryant

LORENZO BRYANT Artist By Jeniyah 7th grade, PLA

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uring an interview for his T.A.M. feature, Lorenzo Bryant wasn’t shy to give the following insights to the students at the GVPLA in Indianapolis, IN.

“The environment I grew up in, poverty played a big role in [starting my career]. Everyone that I use to surround myself with negative people. People who said I couldn’t do art all your life so you have to better yourself. They even said that once I start to better myself. But, I really liked to be goofy and bring my big ideas to life, so my inspiration was to put it on a canvas.”

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honestly started my career in prison. Hanging with the wrong crowds and being a follower not a leader, I thought negativity was okay which it’s not. Once you learn from your mistakes, you tend to build

yourself and learn you’re worth. I knew I was worth more than that so I decided to put my talent on a canvas. Here I am today visual artist. The obstacles I faced were worrying what other people would think of me. They see me down here, but my mind and my appearance is up here. But GOD. Keep your faith in God and keep your faith in yourself, you can make it through anything. I promise. And because of that, I’ve sold over 50 Canvas in one year!”

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FASHION & life talk with

Daelyn

MY ADVICE

"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."

MY HAPPINESS

"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."

Follow me on IG @ddaaeee

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MY MOMENT

"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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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.

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MYIESHAS MOTIVATION

1. What do you do in your career. A. I am the owner and CEO of Myiesha’s Motivation, a tailored brand that helps to bring out your best self. We specialize in Model coaching, motivational speaking, mentorship…

…programs and daily inspirations to help guide everyone on their journey. 2. What motivated you to do this job? I don’t look at it as a job, I look at it as my lifestyle. I was tired of being in the same cycles of not chasing your dreams. I wanted to do something that felt good to me no matter what others viewed it as. 3. Out of all the careers, why did you choose this one? "Chase your dreams relentlessly, for the only person who can make them a reality is the one who believes in the reflection staring back at them."

A. I wanted to do something that was fun but also something that could impact people. Every morning i wake up I wanted to be excited about what I do, without complaining. I wanted to find something that was a natural thing for me to do and be happy with that. 4. Who supported you through this journey? A. Although my family supports everything I do, my biggest support came from strangers, people who didn’t even know me. They seen something in me and with out judging, they pushed me and gave me opportunities to do what they believed I coujld

My’iesha Dunham BY JANIYAH AND FRIENDS MYIESHA DUNHAM MODEL, MODEL COACH AND ENTREPRENEUR

Pictures provided My’iesha Dunham

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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!

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TAKING OVER THE WORLD Our names are Cinfonè & Trysten. We recently completed an internship with “The 360° Experience” where we were the Assistant Editors for The Teen AMPS Magazine (T.A.M.). Follow @360modelbootcamp to get involved! Page 28


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Young Business Owner SECTION

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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!

Pictures provided by Asaiah Williams

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!

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LET’S WRITE OUT YOUR PLAN!

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Here’s a way to be more productive... “Top 10 bucket list for 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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