Ashanae – Age 14

"Dancing is what I like to do, and everybody says I am good at it. When I dance, my friends cheer me on. I just like to express myself that way and It makes me feel good. They should have dance in every school – a lot of kids would like that."

"I’m going to high school now, and I’m going to graduate. My little brother and sister look up to me. That means I need to do well so they can too. I pick up my siblings from school to help my mom out. She works hard, so I think I should too."