A Memorial Day Weekend, Family Affair with Toya Carter - Monday, May 30th, 2011; 11a-3p This will be an event in a local park in downtown Jacksonville where Toya Carter will address at-risk teens sharing her struggles in growing up as a teen without parents; and how she pressed on to become a successful author and celebrity. On her hit television show with 1.5 million viewers, “Toya: A Family Affair”, Toya is shown as having a beautiful home, good friends and pursing her dreams in fashion design. But her life has been full of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, she was passed from family member to family member as her mother sank deeper into drug addiction. Feeling unloved and unwelcomed, Toya fell into the arms of a 15-year old rising musical star Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as the rapper “Lil Wayne” and ended up pregnant at the tender age of 14.