Jayley VA01322015

“I’m most proud of myself for moving past my past and learning that it doesn’t define me.”

Jayley is a fifteen year old, very sweet young lady. She likes arts and crafts and really enjoys listening to music. Jayley is compassionate and is empathetic towards others and often thinks of their needs before her own. Jayley can be very self-reflective as well. She journals as a form of self-care and strives to be a good friend towards others. Jayley likes dogs and enjoys doing typical teenage activities such as hanging out with friends, going shopping, doing hair and makeup, and going out to eat. Jayley also enjoys spending time outdoors and at amusement parks. Jayley is very artistic and can be extremely creative. She has written songs, poems and raps as a form of expressing her thoughts, feelings, and emotions. She wants to be either a psychologist or criminologist after finishing high school and attending college. Jayley has a big heart and really cares about other people.

Jayley is a great self-advocator and can verbalize her needs and wants in an articulate and respectful manner. Jayley is also good at advocating for others when they are unable to advocate for themselves. She is a great friend who is loyal and trustworthy. She says her friends would say “When I like something, I like it and it stays that way. I’m kind, smart, and motivated.” Jayley describes family as “feeling like I have people who are my people.” She wants to belong in a family that will help her reach her goals, a family who is loyal – could this be you?

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