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Greetings Everyone, Welcome to the last edition of Y.P.W.P magazine. The next time you see us it will be 2018! I am looking forward to the New Year. We will be coming back with a lot of new things. I love this time of the year; it’s a time where you see so much joy in the children. Thanksgiving is a time you get to eat all kinds of good food and Christmas is the time when children look forward to Christmas morning so that they can open all their gifts. It’s so nice to ride down the streets and see all the beautiful decorations. It’s such a beautiful time of year. Always remember to remind your children that it’s not about the presents and all the good food, but we are celebrating Jesus! Would you believe that we started this magazine in December of 2015! Two years of featuring gifted /talented young people. We are about to enter our third year and I pray that it will be bigger and better. In this issue we decided to share with you some of the young people that have graced the pages of our magazine over the last two years. We are calling the pages Y.P.W.P. PAST PAGES, we want to remind you of how blessed this generation of children are. I can’t stress it enough…in spite of all the negativity, there is a generation of children coming up doing great things. Please make sure you support them with words of encouragement and also by supporting their businesses. Speaking of business… this month issue is featuring a very talented young lady! When you see all the designs she makes it will amaze you! 3
God has blessed her with a great gift of creating beautiful items. Please take time to read her story. She and her mother will be featured; her mother on the cover of Sarah and her daughter is featured in this month’s issue of Y.P.W.P. Over the years God has blessed us to interview so many talented young people. We liked to give a big shout out of THANK YOU to all the parents who saw our vision and allowed their children to be in our magazine. In closing; we’d like to say, HAPPY THANKSGIVING and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! We are always interviewing for future featured stories, so contact us if you have or know someone that would like to be featured in our children’s magazine. Once again thank you for all your support! We Will See You Next Year! God bless,
Bridgette Carradine Creator/CEO firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by Sarah magazine
Sheree Carradine Co-Creator, Editor, Graphic Designer www.personalizeitsc.com email@example.com
Welcome- 3 Give Thanks-8
Embrace Being Young-8
Can I Play?-20
I Believe -9
Y.P.W.P. PAST FEATURED STORIES-22
The Candy Cane-31
Childrenâ€™s Books -13
Past They Got Caught-32
Thankful List -15
Look Who Got Caught! -17
Journalist Jaelah -36
Black Girls Rock! -16
Thankful List -15
Chat It Up Wit Ya Gurl-40
Look Who Got Caught! -18
Y.P.W.P. Kidpreneurs -42 Advertise-44
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Turkey Cupcakes Prep30 MIN Total1 HR 45 MIN Servings24
Kids love to help out with cooking duties at holiday time. Creating these easy-to-make cupcakes is a great family activity, and your guests will "gobble" them up. Arlene Cummings
Ingredients 1-box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix or your favorite flavor cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 2-containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy milk chocolate frosting 1-tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ white decorating icing 1-tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ brown decorating gel Candy corn Betty Crocker™ chocolate candy sprinkles 10
Steps Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Place remaining frosting in corner of resealable freezer plastic bag. Snip off small corner of bag. To decorate each cupcake, pipe 1-inch mound of frosting on 1 side of cupcake to look like head of turkey. Make eyes with white decorating icing and brown decorating gel; add candy corn for beak. To make feathers, pipe frosting on opposite side to hold candy corn; place candy corn upright on frosting to look like feathers. Sprinkle chocolate candy sprinkles near head and at base of feathers. If desired, add candy corn at base of cupcake for feet. Store loosely covered.
Recipe by Arlene Cummings
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Teirrah McNair is a dedicated people builder who has been writing for stage, video and publications for over 40 years. She is the Chief Encouragement Officer (CEO) for the northern California based Soul Shaping Publications with an impressive catalog of literary works including The Way of Salvation and The Way of The Holy Spirit, two children’s books—Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday and The Adventures of Martin Tyrone Sanchez Dupree and a quirky novelette entitled March Madness Revisited Again Currently serving as the Pastor of Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries in Menlo Park, California, McNair is on a mission to deliver a plain gospel by whatever means God gives her access to. Like the biblical David her song of praise is had it not been for the Lord on my side, where would I be? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.bencouraged.net Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/teirrahmcnair Facebook: www.facebook.com/soushapingpub
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Little Black Girls, if I told you that your essence is your beauty, would you believe me and let your light shine? Little Black Girls, if I told you that you are a Pearl and a Diamond in the rough, would you believe me and let your light shine? Little Black Girls, if I told you that your Melanin is the reflection of your inner soul, would you believe me and let your light shine? Little Black Girls if I told you that your hair is like a hive of honey bees and it’s your Queenly Glory, would you believe me and let your light shine? Little Black Girls, Harriet Tubman said “Every great dream begins with a dreamer and always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world.” Maya Angelou said “You are a phenomenal woman, phenomenally that’s you. Furthermore you are fierce, resilient, beautiful, unique and brilliant. Do you believe this and will you let your light shine?
Little BLACK GIRLS, I’m talking to you, if I was to tell you your light is your passage to reclaim that which was lost, would you believe me and let your light shine? Sojourner Truth said that Truth is Power and will prevail, so little Black Girls let your truth be heard and listen to these powerful words. Let your light Shine today, not tomorrow and BE THE UNSTOPPABLE PERSON THAT THE CREATER CREATED YOU TO BE AND KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT that Black Girls Rock!
By Shonna McDaniels email@example.com
Nehemiah Trotter, 5, is a Kindergartener at John Sloat Elementary in Sacramento, California. Trotter scored in the top 5% of his class during his assessment test recently taken. This assessment tested how much a child knows on a variety of things including, upper and lower case letters, sounds, numbers, colors, shapes and writing, along with other material. He is a very smart young man and works very hard. All the hard work from his parents at home and the teachers at school has definitely paid off; his parents are very proud of him!
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De’Shaia Ventour is a 15 year old sophomore student at Cass Technical High School in the Commercial Arts curriculum and the founder and designer of Her Hands Are Crafty, LLC. She specializes in desirable yet durable duct tape statement pieces, like rings, pens, various types of wallets, coin pouches, and décor. De’Shaia is also a part of the Mint Artist Guild, a nonprofit geared towards helping Detroit teen artists turn their art into a business. De’Shaia has been featured on Live in the D on Channel 4 news in her city and she is also one of 7 authors of A Letter to My Bully: Sticks, Stones, and Words Do Hurt. She hopes to attend one of the top design schools in the U.S and become a fashion designer or interior decorator. She also is the second oldest of two sisters and a brother.
I first started showing my artistic side at the age of 9, hand sewing and designing clothes and purses out of old blue jeans pants and cutting the legs and turning the top part of the jeans into purses, adding a handmaid strap. I had no experience in sewing but I became self taught. I made myself, sister, and auntie purses. But one moment that stood out the most was when a friend of my mom actually paid me to make her younger daughter a blue jean purse as a gift. The little girl had been bitten by a dog and was in recovery and the mother thought it would be a nice gift. I felt so special. I eventually started making skirts. Taking old jeans, sometimes new without my parents’ permission and cutting along the inseam of the jeans and then taking different fabrics and sewing them into the jeans, making skirts. I wore one of my skirts to school for free dress day and got a lot of compliments. Then one day my grandfather bought me a roll of colorful duct tape. I didn’t know what to do with it, but I got a great idea. Make outfits for my Barbie dolls. I started to get more tape and duct taped my dolls with the cutest outfits from dresses to skirts, cute shirts, and pants. I decided then at 9, I wanted to be a fashion designer;
I also became even more inspired watching shows like America’s Top Model and Project Runway (I would love to be on both shows one day). My mom posted my dolls on her Facebook page and again the feedback in what I created was great and encouraging! Around the same time, my mom ordered my sister and I duct tape pens from a teenager who had a business selling her own duct tape pieces. I was inspired and intrigued. I had never seen, heard of, or thought of doing creations out of duct tape and didn’t know there were so many colors and prints. I was challenged to see if I could make one and give it a try. I went on YouTube and start watching tutorials; I was blown away at what I saw and was learning. I started to create my own pens for myself and my sister, just as a hobby. To be honest I don’t know when it turned into a business or when I made my first sale but I gradually started to make Christmas and birthday gifts for free for family. I started making other things like clutches to start a business in 2011 and people started to buy my creations. I was so surprised because people actually wanted to pay me for something I made! I just love the fact that people wanted to carry around a piece of me no matter where they go and they love my unconventional art just as I do. I started to perfect my line, changing what type of flowers I wanted to make, focusing on one size rings and pens (I used to do 2 different sizes) and I went from just doing bi-fold wallets too like I mentioned before, clutches, accordions, coin pouches, and half wallets sizes. I even started weaving duct tape. I am branching out to other pieces. This year I made my first wreath (I am still perfecting it) and also décor. I buy canvas pieces and design it with duct tape. I plan to do makeup bags soon and I have been getting request for
business cards holders, cell phone holders. And I want to start creating some specialty line with popular themed tape like Disney characters and investing more in limited edition tape which is more expensive and sometimes hard to get and making holiday themes and sorority themed line also. I have a few hobbies. I had an interest in cooking at a young age also. I especially loved to watch my granny cook food from scratch and be in the kitchen learning from her. Anytime, anyone was in the kitchen cooking, my grandmother, my dad, aunts, cousins, great-grandmother, and me too, watching. My mom and I always watched cooking shows together and I love to collect recipes. Since the age of 10 or 11 I kept a notebook full of recipes. I love listening to music and dancing, being with family and friends, and I really love going places. Just being out, makes me feel happy. I love seeing people out. At school, I like to meet other kids and make friends. I really like my French class I am taking right now. I also played the clarinet in the 6th and 7th grade. I love fashion, modeling, and shopping. I am just your overall girly girl for the most part; I love to dress up even if for no reason. I am sure when I get older I would love to travel across America then eventually the world. I just love the idea of traveling and learning new things and cultures and helping and connecting with people I wouldnâ€™t have met otherwise. I am in the 10th grade. I plan to do dual enrollment where you can earn college credit towards a degree while working towards your diploma. I am in the Commercial Arts and Design curriculum. Through this curriculum, I found out that I am a pretty good at drawing and I am learning a lot about drawing, art, shapes, lines, design, etc. My Art teacher from freshman year, who is my favorite teacher, recommended I apply to join a nonprofit here in Detroit, called Mint Artists Guild, which helps Detroit teen artists turn their art into a business and sharpen their craft, while connecting with other artists of all ages and supporting artistic events around the city. I was accepted into the nonprofit a few months ago and it has helped me develop my business even more with incredible opportunities. Since being a part of Mint, I have been in 3
different art fairs and I was able to not only sell my pieces and make money but network with artists from all over, and learn more about my business. I also scored the opportunity to be interviewed live and make a duct tape pen on set. I gifted the news anchor with my pieces, it was fun.
Some of my accomplishments include, in addition to being on the Live in the D segment my local Channel 4 news isâ€Ś out of 170 students in my school only 12, including me, paper mache art was selected to be featured at an exhibit for two months at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. I have had the honor of creating pieces for weddings, gifts, birthdays, and even became international, with one of my Detroit-themed half wallets being purchased as gift and shipped to someone in France. I am thankful for my families support. Not just my parents, but my family from both sides. They have purchased my work, promoted me, gave me encouragement, invested in me, bought me supplies, equipment, fabric, given me clothes to cut up and use as needed, gave me business tips and support, and acted on my behalf personally and professionally as needed. I am so appreciative of them all. I am proud of the school I go to. Cass Technical High School is one of the three top high schools in Detroit where students have to take a test to gain acceptance and maintain a certain G.P.A. It is a great school that pushes us towards excellence.
And I always forget I am an author since the age of 12. My mother is a publisher and author. My little sister and I were being bullied for years. I was teased for being dark skin when I was at an all white school. When I went to an all black school, I was teased for my natural hair, for being “Too White” and for not being hip on the latest music, dance, etc., like they were. My sister was teased for being light skin, she was told that she wasn’t a real black person and also for having natural hair and not knowing the dances and music that was out. We both had friends who weren’t real friends; things went from us being bullied verbally to physical bullying! It got so bad for me, those 3 girls, for no reason at all (even after I tried to be their friend) threatened to jump me the last day of school. It didn’t happen due to my parents contacting my school but it really impacted me. My mom wanted us to have a release and a voice to help us get through. So she did a book collaboration after her first one has succeeded, A Letter to My Bully: Sticks, Stones, and Words Do Hurt. Seven girls totaled wrote in the book sharing their stories and 5 women contributed for the resource section for parent giving advice, tips, etc. One of the girls, who were an author, was the one my mom bought my first duct tape pen from and helped in inspiring me to do my own. I am so proud of starting a business and I look forward to what is to come. I have big plans and ideas and a great support system from my parents, family, teachers/school, and Mint Artists Guild. I still want to do something in the field of art as a living, a fashion designer or interior designer. I know it is design/fashion related. I hope to continue my business and grow it and after graduating high school go to F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York or F.I.D.M (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Los Angeles.
Whatever I decide, I want my art to be unconventional, beautiful, and to have pieces all over the world. I want to inspire others and to be remembered forever. When I was interviewed on the news last month, the news anchor said I had an artist name. I think it does and I hope it comes true, as it already has. One of my messages I want to share to others, especially young kids, is a quote by Oscar Wilde “Be You Because Everyone Else Is Already Taken”. You can always be yourself, it just comes naturally but you can’t be someone else because they will beat you at it so just save the trouble. Plus an original is always better than a copy. Another quote I try to live by is “Never A Mistake Always A Lesson Learned”. This means no matter how many times you fail never give up and dwell on it, just get up and try again. And when you finally get it, you will look back and see how far you’ve come and how much stronger you are now. De’Shaia Ventour Let’s connect on Facebook www.facebook.com/herhandsarecrafty www.herhandsarecrafty.com
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Reindeer Marshmallow Pops by Lucy Mathieson
These Reindeer Marshmallow Pops are so easy to make… plus they make the perfect gift for teachers and friends!
makes: 12 | prep: 0:15
12 jumbo marshmallows 250 g milk chocolate melts
12 cake pop sticks 24 mini green M&Ms
200 g pretzels
12 mini red M&Ms
12 piece Christmas ribbon
1. Place a marshmallow onto the top of each of the cake pop sticks. Cut two small slits into the top of each marshmallow (this is where the pretzels will be placed later on).
2. Place the milk chocolate melts into the microwave and melt on 50% power, in 30 seconds bursts, until just melted. Dip the marshmallows into the milk chocolate
3. Cut each pretzel in half and place the pretzel ‘antlers’ into the pre-cut slits.
5. When the marshmallow reindeer pops are completely set, tie a short piece of Christmas ribbon around the base of the marshmallows.
4. Use a little of the remaining melted milk chocolate to ‘stick’ the red M&M nose and green M&M eyes onto the reindeer pops.
You will need a cake pop holder or a brick of foam (florists foam also works great) to keep your reindeer pops standing upright while they set.
Make sure you buy a big bag of pretzels as lots will break when cut!
These make a fantastic gift for family and friends – simply
35individually in cellophane for the perfect pressie. wrap
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Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks December 3, 2015
20 SERVINGS Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats are SO simple to make and kids adore the fun shape and color. If you’re scrambling for a last minute holiday treat, these are it!
3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter 10 ounces Marshmallows, 1 package, about 40, or 4 cups mini marshmallows Green Food Coloring 6 cups Rice Krispies Sprinkles 20 Small Pretzel Sticks
Directions 1. Grease or spray a 9x13-inch pan and set aside.
2. In a large pan, melt butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Once it almost smooth and melted, add green food coloring little by little until you achieve your desired tree color. Once completely smooth and perfectly green, remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies. Continue to stir until all the cereal is coated.
3. Press evenly into prepared pan (I always spray my hand with nonstick cooking spray to do this, but you can also use a piece of wax paper). Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
4. Cut one cut down the middle of the pan (the long way). Then, cut each of those rows into triangles (you should have 4 scraps leftover, one at each side of each row).
Typically I advocate for pressing Rice Krispie treats into the pan very lightly. With these trees, press them in a little more firmly so they hold together well and keep their shape. Be creative; add different types of candy to decorate your trees!
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