“Youth Be the Change” was commissioned in 2013 for the Educating Children of Color Conference in Colorado Springs, CO. It depicts a group of young people painting a mural about changing the world. There are no hidden words in this artwork but it serves as a reminder that it is up to each of us individually to do what we can to change the world for the better. As I move through this world I try to make it a more beautiful place with my artwork and use my gift to bring attention to matters I feel are important. As you make your journey through life think of ways you can be an instrument of change. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something huge; you can start at home, in your school or in your community. Individually it may seem like a small step but collectively we CAN change the world!