Thad is a bright-eyed teen who is involved with the system for the second time. As the oldest of six siblings, he often has had to assume responsibility for his five younger siblings, four sisters and one brother. He is in the 8th grade and math is his favorite subject. Some day he would like to be a video game designer. He loves to ride his bicycle to school even though his foster home is on the other side of the city, one and a half miles away.