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.
Antanaya loves dancing and writing poetry to express her feelings, and helping people is important to her.
At 12 years old, Nelson loves video games. He plays them all.
At 19, Mike is older than most of the young people we highlight on “Wednesday’s Child.”