Like a lot of teens, Christian has his head in the clouds. But he can tell you the difference between cumulonimbus clouds and cirrus clouds.
“Monsoon month is coming up and there will be a lot of cumulonimbus clouds,” the 14-year-old says, referring to what most folks call thunderstorm clouds.
“I like rain and they bring rain,” he says, naming cumulonimbus clouds his favorite among the clouds.
Christian’s interest in clouds stems from reading a book and reflects his curious nature. “Christian has a love of learning,” says Tom Allen, the teen’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), one of the many local volunteers who advocates for the best interests of children under state care.
During a visit to the Heard Museum, Allen recalls, Christian’s quick study of a special exhibit won him a contest and he left with a handful of books as a prize.
Christian is making academic strides since finding safe haven in foster care and he is always eager to improve.
“Christian knows when he is having some trouble in a subject and he knows enough to ask questions,” Allen says.
Christian says he wants to be a social studies teacher when he grows up – if his professional basketball career doesn’t work out.
He enjoys being outside and playing sports. Basketball is his favorite sport and he has recently started taking boxing lessons.
“I like to be outside, get my exercise for the day and get a good night’s sleep,” Christian says.
Christian would like a family with a mother and a father. Having a dog in the family would be great, too.
The teen needs a strong, positive male role model, says Allen.
“He needs a family that will be with him through the good times and through the challenging times,” Allen says. “But, what he really needs is love. When he experiences love and good relationships, he blossoms. With the support of a devoted family, his growth potential is exponential.”
For more information about Christian, please contact Ashleigh Pierce at (602) 930-4465 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.