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What are your hopes and dreams?

We asked kids across Detroit. Here’s what they had to say.

Nala, 5 years old

Nala

Nala, 5 years old

What is your favorite thing to do?

I like to swim, jump rope and play with my family.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a frog. I like to jump around like frogs do. And swim. I know how to swim. I like to dive and go way down in the water.

If you could do something for other little kids, what would you do for them?

I would give them a hug to make them be happy.


Dominque, 8 years old

Dominique

Dominique, 8 years old

What is your favorite thing to do?

I like to paint.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A teacher!

If you could do one nice thing for your family what would it be?

Take care of my parents.


Braxton, 5 years old

Braxton

Braxton, 5 years old

What is your favorite thing to do?

I listen to songs and watch the sun.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Well, I want a dinosaur t-rex costume for Halloween. Why is Halloween still not here?

It’s not that time yet.

Because it’s summer?

Yes, it’s still summer. Besides Halloween, what do you want to be when you get older?

Sometimes I build things, and I get happy. When I get big I want to be a construction man.


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Daniela

Daniela, 8 years old

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a doctor. An animal doctor!

If you could do one nice thing for kids in Detroit, what would you do for them?

Help them learn how to read.

Do you know how to read?

Yes. My brother helped me learn.


Geraldo, 8 years old

Geraldo

Geraldo, 8 years old

What is your favorite thing to do?

Do research!

What is your biggest dream?

To be in the big leagues! I want to join the New York Yankees. But how do I sign?

How do you sign up for the New York Yankees? I don’t know. But you do research, so maybe you can research that?

Oh, yea! I could.