Hi! I’m Yara. I’m seventeen years old and I am a student at the DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. I was born in Puerto Rico and came to the United States when I was five years old. I’m interested in all kinds of sports, mainly playing them. I also like listening to music. For me it is a way to release energy. What I like about art is that it is a reflection of people, life, and reality. I’m interested in Youth Insights as a way to learn and teach about art and life. Since this is my second year in Youth Insights, I think that working with seniors is really cool. Youth Insights breaks the stereotype that elders have about teens and it helps them realize that all teens aren’t the same by the different conversations that we have. Younger people, despite what everyone might think, are really smart. Sometimes their ideas are overlooked because people think that what children have to say is unimportant. Kids have a lot of interesting things to say.