Kaseem from Pennsylvania
?Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.?- Vince Lombardi This quote exemplifies the progress Kaseem has made over the years. Kaseem is a soft spoken teen, who has matured and taken on the role of a supportive mentor to his peers. His leadership skills also shine on the courts and fields. Basketball and football are Kaseem's preferred athletic outlets, but he enjoys a wide variety of sports and is always willing to try something new. In the past, Kaseem has enjoyed making videos of himself shooting hoops and creating his own ?highlight reel.? Another highlight of Kaseem is his amazing smile which comes out with his great sense of humor. His bright smile is engaging and will make any potential family want to smile with him. Additionally, Kaseem has excelled in school academically, as he made the honor roll this past year. Kaseem has a great ability to focus and concentrate on his school work. This ability to focus can also be seen in Kaseem's love of playing card games, chess, and battleship. He has a competitive side to him, but it only makes playing games more fun! To round things out, Kaseem also has an artistic side to him! He enjoys drawing and is always learning how to draw new animals or characterizations. As you can see, Kaseem is a very well-rounded teenager! The ideal forever family will help guide him into adulthood and support his goals and aspirations. Kaseem would flourish in a family where he could have a strong male role model and older siblings to look up to. He would like a family who will allow him to maintain contact with his siblings as this is important to him. Parental rights have been terminated for Kaseem. For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the recruiter, Marcia Moll, via telephone or email MollM@diakon.org.