Ruby can be quiet at first, but behind that shy exterior is a young girl bursting with talent.
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.
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.
“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.
The Department of Human Services in Philadelphia is boosting its efforts to help get teenagers out of group homes and institutions, and into long term foster care.
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.
Sixteen-year-old Laejja has a big heart — she wants to help people. To do that, she wants to become a pediatrician.
These two brothers, 15 and 12, are looking for a family that will keep them together.
“Creative” barely begins to describe fourteen-year-old Aliyah.
Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth loves expressing herself through music and art.
Fifteen-year-old Nasir has big dreams: he wants to join the military and hopes to be the second African-American president.