was 16 and it was the summer before 11th grade when I joined the Tupac
Shakur Foundation; I am now 25. I vividly remember the hard work and
discipline mixed with arts, acting, dancing, and writing. I feel the
Foundation was a much needed positive addition to my life; it gave me a
home and a safe haven.
Center feels like a symbol of peace and hope in a world that often frowns
upon young people. I have been successful in life because of TASF. My
dream for the future is that the Foundation will continue to offer kids
what it offered me; a place for young people to dream and be yourself
Alumni, Class of 2002
just completed my first year in the TASF's Leadership & Arts program.
I am 15, and in the 10th grade; my grade point average is currently 3.7.
Prior to my experience, I was very shy, but now I am a confident speaker.
In fact, I became President of my school drama club and Parliamentarian
of my school student government!
TASF's moral codes helped me and continue to have a positive impact on my
life. I plan to attend Emory University for my undergraduate degree and
Yale University for my masters. TASF has sparked a career in writing. I
hope to win a Tony Award for it!”
was 12 years old when I started with the Tupac Shakur Foundation. I
recently turned 15 and I have a 4.0 and am enjoying the 10th grade.
TASF I learned to: be confident, open-minded, patient, and can now work
well with others.
experienced many memorable moments including a dance workshop with
Jasmine Guy, encouragement from Mike Epps, and a TV performance on Fox
Good Day Atlanta. My goal is to attend New York University or Julliard
and major in musical theatre.”