The youth-written stories in YCteen give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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Group Home Staff (9 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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The author opts for a group home rather than a "fake family" of foster parents and tries to take full advantage of what the system offers. (full text)
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Robert's parents neglect and abuse him, and he's sent to a group home. Feeling unheard, he acts out until he receives love and attention from mentors, a therapist, and his grandmother. (full text)
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Z. Oliveras runs away and is pregnant at age 13. Her mother is abusive and unsupportive, so Z. turns herself into foster care before she has her baby. (full text)
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Dennis grows up around gangs and falls into that lifestyle. Separated from his family, he finds support and guidance in a group home. (full text)
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With the help of staff, Tray finds less destructive ways to deal with his emotions. (full text)
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Rejected by her mother, Donalay finally finds acceptance at a GLBTQ group home. (full text)
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When a group home staff shows genuine interest in him, Marcus is inspired to start planning for his future. (full text)
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Ja'Nelle was babied in foster care—staff did her laundry and cooked for her. Her independent living classes were a joke. She wishes she had been taught the skills she needs to function successfully in the real world. (full text)
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After her first day, Tamecka realizes her fears about living in a group home were unfounded. (full text)

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