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AMERICAN POP ART, INC. VISITS S.T.R.O.N.G. YOUTH, INC. AND GIFTS "PORTRAIT OF AN ACHIEVER" ABRAHAM LINCOLN PAINTING BY STEVE KAUFMAN

April 22, 2012 / Uniondale, NY -- Diana Vachier, owner of American Pop Art, Inc., a Long Island based virtual art gallery exclusively dedicated to Steve Kaufman art, presents a Kaufman painting to Rahsmia Zatar, Executive Director of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc., Long Island’s only gang prevention and intervention agency. The "Portrait of An Achiever" pop art painting of Abraham Lincoln, which details several of his personal failures before his success as President of the United States, was presented on April 19, 2012 during a tour of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth’s new headquarters in Uniondale, Long Island.

The painting reads, “You cannot fail… unless you quit! A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”

S.T.R.O.N.G. stands for Struggling To Reunite Our New Generation. Through youth empowerment programs and activities that promote positive values, S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. gives young men and women the tools to eliminate negative behaviors associated with gang involvement.

During his lifetime, pop artist Steve Kaufman aided approximately 2,000 troubled youth. In his legacy, ten percent of sales from the American Pop Art, Inc. virtual gallery at www.americanpopartinc.com will go to S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.

For more information about S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. and its new, upcoming Summer Program, please call 516-483-1350 or visit www.strongyouth.com. For more information about artist Steve Kaufman, please visit www.americanpopartinc.com. For art inquiries, please contact Diana Vachier at americanpopart@aol.com.