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

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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's mother brought her to the country illegally, but when she enters foster care, she's eligible to get a green card. However, the process is incredibly long and frustrating. (full text)
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The author is serving an eight-year sentence in prison and taking college classes while there so she can come out with her bachelor's degree. (full text)
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Youth advocates in California and Oregon travel to their state capitols to lobby for improvements to those states' foster care systems. (full text)
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Diamonique pays tribute to her two lawyers, who checked in with her, fought for her, gave her good advice, and inspired her to stay out of trouble. (full text)
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Lavell explains what sexual harassment is and what you should do about it if it's happening to you. (full text)
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When the author learns she is being moved to a new foster home, she throws a tantrum. Then she gets the decision reversed, and learns there's more power in advocating calmly than in going ballistic. (full text)
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The writer, an illegal immigrant, scrambles to find a job that pays well and won’t ask for his Social Security number. (full text)
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Alene describes the chaos of the waiting room at family court. Parents and children argue, and the waits are endless. (full text)

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