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(credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Laejja

Sixteen-year-old Laejja has a big heart — she wants to help people. To do that, she wants to become a pediatrician.

06/19/2013

(Ashton and Jonathan.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Ashton and Jonathan

These two brothers, 15 and 12, are looking for a family that will keep them together.

06/05/2013

(Aliyah.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Aliyah

“Creative” barely begins to describe fourteen-year-old Aliyah.

05/29/2013

(KYW's Larry Kane with Elizabeth.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Elizabeth

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth loves expressing herself through music and art.

05/22/2013

(Nasir.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Nasir

Fifteen-year-old Nasir has big dreams: he wants to join the military and hopes to be the second African-American president.

05/15/2013

(Antanaya.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Antanaya

Antanaya loves dancing and writing poetry to express her feelings, and helping people is important to her.

05/08/2013

(Nelson.  Credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Nelson

At 12 years old, Nelson loves video games. He plays them all.

05/01/2013

(Mike.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Mike

At 19, Mike is older than most of the young people we highlight on “Wednesday’s Child.”

04/24/2013

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Wednesday’s Child: Blair

Blair, 16, is described as gentlemanly and polite. He can be a bit shy, but he loves doing tricks on his bicycle.

04/17/2013

(Nasir.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Nasir

With a magnetic personality and an abundance of charm, Nasir gushes positive energy.

04/10/2013

(Tymiene.  Credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Tymiene

“I’m a game freak!” says twelve-year-old Tymiene.

04/03/2013

(LaKyisha.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: LaKyisha

Fourteen-year-old LaKyisha wants to see the world.

03/13/2013

(Kayla.   Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Kayla

At 14, Kayla is a bit shy — until you get her talking about sports.

02/27/2013

(Zy'mir.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Zy’mir

“I like playing football and I like going out places, and I like doing stuff that is fun,” says Zy’mir, 12.

02/20/2013

(Yesali.  Photos by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Yesali

Yesali is a compassionate 11-year-old who loves animals.

02/13/2013

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