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My name is Yamir and I’m from Brooklyn. I am sixteen years old and my birthday is in January, which makes me a Capricorn. I am in my sophomore year at Brooklyn International High School. My family is originally from Lebanon. I lived there for seven years, from the summer of 1999 to the summer of 2006. My time in Beirut was very memorable, especially because most of my childhood was there and it is such an amazing and unique place. Trust me, it’s nothing like the rest of, the Middle East. I would still be growing up in Lebanon if it weren’t for the 2006 war with Israel. For half a year I was living in a war zone. I’ve experienced things that many children who have grown up here will never go through: from the vibrations and sounds of bombs and guns to sleeping on a United States Navy warship.
My hobbies are playing soccer, listening to indie rock and British hip-hop music, going to the gym, creative writing, and watching television. I’m interested in fashion, Pop Art, and anything that seems weird. Sometimes at first sight, people think I am a serious person. But once you get to know me, I am the complete opposite. My friends say I’m charming, fun to be around, and very social. I can be very lazy at times, especially if I have a lot of homework to do, but I always find a way to get things done. In the future, I hope to graduate from a noble college and have a successful career in whatever I end up interested in, because, to be frank, I haven’t quite decided what I want to study in college yet.
My assistant principal actually brought my attention to Youth Insights. She introduced me to the program on the Internet and thought I would be interested. I checked out the website a little more and found that there was a writing program offered, and I love writing. The fact that the program works to teach the connection between text and art really interested me.