15 Year Old, Female, Hispanic 


Mia1Mia is extremely proud of her Hispanic culture. Preferred pronouns are She/Her. She loves Mexican American art, she enjoys dancing, music and drama movies. She is silly, creative, outgoing, and chatty. Mia is a good student and has many hobbies typical for a teenage girl. She is a passionate dancer with a love for bachata and salsa. She loves to make others laugh with her quick wit, sarcasm, and creativity. Mia also loves to swim, take pictures, watch movies, draw, and listen to music. She is quick to voice her opinion and be able to come an agreement in the event of a disagreement, she is willing to respond to direction and co-operate with caregivers. She is learning about how to be open with her emotions and can set appropriate boundaries in relationships. Mia is receptive of guidance and wants to learn from positive role models. She is described by others as friendly, sweet, compassionate, and smart! She has a strong moral compass and quickly accepts responsibility for her actions and expects the same in others. Mia is very honest and is quick to open with those she trusts. She makes friends easily and has shared stories with caregivers and others about offering friendship to those that have a difficult time making friends because of a disability or hardship. She has set high standards for herself and is able to set goals. She recently started her first part time job and is looking forward to saving money. She takes pride in her appearance and personal hygiene. Like many girls her age she talks about boys frequently and understands the importance of setting boundaries. Mia’s teachers are complimentary of her behavior and say her class participation is good, and she knows when to ask for help when needed.



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