13-year-old Jahmeal is glued to his iPhone. When he’s not on his phone, he’s in the kitchen, cooking and baking.
“I’m smart, I’m funny, I’m shy,” is how 13-year-old Dahsiyoni describes herself.
Eight-year-old Desmond loves math and solving puzzles.
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.
Last week we introduced you to 13-year-old Michael. Today, we’re meeting his younger brother, Jabriel.
Ruby can be quiet at first, but behind that shy exterior is a young girl bursting with talent.
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.