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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Incarcerated Parents (4 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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Antwaun struggles with conflicted feelings about his father, who spent most of Antwaun’s childhood in and out of prison. (full text)
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Stevisha’s father has been in prison since she was a young girl, but they have bonded over the years by writing to each other. (full text)
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When the writer’s mom is released from prison after nine years, it takes time for the two to adjust. Although the writer remains guarded, she is open to building a closer relationship. (full text)
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Three teens who have been homeless share their stories and offer advice to those who may find themselves in unstable living arrangements. (full text)

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