Magical May

Magical May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to recognize foster youth, volunteers, mentors, child welfare professionals, and other community members who help children and youth in foster care find support and resources that they need to succeed.

 

Foster Expo: Empowerment & Mental Health Awareness

We are hosting our first an annual field day event called, Foster Expo, tailored to youth who are currently in or aged out of the foster care system. It’s a sponsored event hosted by Tragic is Magic, where we partner with organizations within the community to make this day one to remember. This event focuses on their personal development and mental health capabilities. Mental health is really important in this day in and age, when it comes down to their decision making, relationship building, career goals and academic achievements; their circumstances hinder them from everlasting success. Our goal is to strengthen and improve awareness and identity. Youth should be given the opportunity to develop their talents, skills and enhance their quality of life. Our hopes is that Foster Expo will uplift and inspire youth to explore new horizons. We want our youth to utilize all the resources that we have to offer in order to be successful in life. Try imagining youth who are college graduates, employed, housed and enlightened rather than incarcerated, emotionally distress and homeless. This is their opportunity to network, learn and have some FUN.

Magical May | 2019 Foster ExPo

Empowerment & Mental Health

SpECiAL GuEsTs & MoRe!

Here's our killer lineup of who's - who?

JHAMASA ADAMS

OUR HOST 

Jhamasa Noel Lewis-Adams was born in Orange, California April 24, 1990. Although she moved around as a youth, she spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles, CA. She has many siblings and a large family. She was a student of Black Eyed Pea's Peapod Music and Arts academy located at the Boys and Girls Club in Watts, CA. Jhamasa attended Brentwood College Prepatory School in Brentwood, CA where she graduated from in 2008.
She went on to get her B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Jackson State University in 2013. She continues to enhance her skills in various forms of art and education. In 2014 she released a mixtape Retro Love Arcade with Corinthian Washington. Most recently, she put out an independent EP, 24K. In her free time she advocates for educational and civil rights for foster youth.

ALEXIUS VICTORIA

OUR DJ 

Alexius Victoria is a groundbreaking photographer/producer DJ straight out of Tristate. With the unique ability to transform any typical gathering into a time to remember. With over 10 years of hospitality and customer service experience. From bartender, photographer, motivational speaker and Justice of the Peace. You could say DJ Lex is the right one. From weddings, birth parties to corporate events, SHE DOES IT ALL! 

The vibrations will either have you swaying to the beat or singeing every heartfelt lyric at the top of your lungs. With an extensive background in music and cultural integrity, DJ Lex will always result in a good time. Her spin on the 1's and 2's are always one-of-a-kind, moving listeners with an unmatched emotional intensity.

BRITTNEY PRICE

OUR MURALIST 

Brittney Price was born in Victorville, California and now resides in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in bright, colorful imaginative character work incorporating floral design. Her goal as a muralist is to bring a little joy and wonder to the world around her and turn ordinary locations into a catalyst for people’s imagination to flourish. She has recently done work with ComfortLA, Soulful Noise, Juicebot, ComeUpLA and now Foster Expo!

BREANNA KULWIN

FEATURE GUEST

I became an empowerment coach for girls and young women because I saw there was an important need to provide them with the healing and tools to develop deeper self-worth, to learn how to control their minds and build confidence from within; all the things I did for myself as an adult. My purpose is to help the younger generation heal unprocessed emotional pain which is an essential part of embracing and moving through life in their true power. My work with youth is not about changing who they are – it’s about awakening to the present and allowing themselves to feel the excitement and gratitude of simply being alive. I love sharing the tools I used to transform my own life as well as the teachings from my master’s program in spiritual psychology.

CIERRA KEATON

FEATURE  GUEST

Cierra Keaton is a young woman on a mission. Her goal is to help people achieve and overcome obstacles that they feel may be holding them back. Her motto is “Run, walk or crawl, we will achieve it all”. Her goal is to reach as many people as possible, and to educate them on how to create a life worth LIVING. Growing up under a non-traditional household and being told she couldn’t achieve her goals led her down a different path of life. She is in the right place at the right time to help others who are seeking to “Make Their Story” come alive.

Her goal is to empower foster children and traumatized children and give them the power back to REWRITE the story of their life. Cierra is involved with many of the group homes in her local area and will be opening her own girl’s facility called “Our Sisters Keeper.” Our Organization provides a sisterhood and mentorship to youth.

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Shoutouts

We take pride in sharing the accomplishments of former foster care youth. Shoutouts shine a spotlight on foster care youth graduating from a four-year university in California.

Interviews

Foster care youth have a variety of experiences growing up. Interviews give current and former foster youth an opportunity to share their experience in the foster care system.

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