A diehard Eagles and Sixers fan, Tayron catches up on all the scores using his specialized laptop, which he operates using his voice.
What really gets this 13-year-old talking? Trains.
Eleven-year-old Marcelle has an active imagination. He loves mystery books and playing with Legos.
At 15, Jannean has a sense of extraordinary responsibility. She wants to go into the military and is already part of ROTC.
Ruby can be quiet at first, but behind that shy exterior is a young girl bursting with talent.
Jesenia may seem mild-mannered at first, but this ten-year-old girl is a bundle of energy.
Ben, 14, is becoming an expert at the art of paper-folding called “origami.”
At 17, Mikal is an LGBT activist looking for a permanent family of his own.
Seventeen-year-old Chyna wants a career styling hair, and she’s already quite the expert.
Tajinae is trying to inspire other young people through her work with the “Role Models” organization.
“I want to become a successful actor because I want to show kids that if you grow up with nothing you can always make something out of yourself,” says Jazmeer.
“I’m a person who likes to play football and who likes art,” he says.
Jasper, 14, wants to have a career in remote-control vehicles.
Eight-year-old Jamir is full of energy. He loves superheroes and wants to be a firefighter or a police officer one day.
Taniyah says she wants to be a cosmetologist when she grows up.