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Will

Hi there! My name is Will and I attend LaGuardia High School as an art major.

I live with my mom, dad, and eighteen-year-old brother in the juicy borough of Brooklyn and I am fifteen years old. Since my days of furiously drawing in pre-school, I have always been very intrigued by art and what makes art. However, I did not always picture myself working in the Youth Insights program of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Actually, I wasn’t too keen on museums as a kid, which isn’t too surprising considering that most kids aren’t. But now I can’t get enough of this one museum! You’d think taking four trains to get to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the snowy slush on a Saturday morning without shoes, while carrying a mule and a loaf of bread, would be quite the burden, but somehow knowing that you’re traveling to the Whitney, it becomes quite a pleasure. Okay, maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but the image is there.

In my spare time, I like to draw, doodle, ride the train to explore a new stop, meet new people, and eat. My favorite subject would have to be either art or English, because I like to read and to be creative. Youth Insights is an opportunity for me to meet new people while being creative and has transported me to an environment of artists and communities that I never thought I would have the honor to be a part of. It’s great to belong to such a welcoming group of people who are now like family. For any high school students interested in the program, I’d say “go for it” because there is so much to gain from this amazing program, which has had a great effect on me.