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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New York City (16 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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Men are constantly commenting on Margaret's appearance as she walks down the street. She reports on how widespread—and how damaging to girls—street harassment is and describes how some women are fighting back. (full text)
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Abigail Johnson, Demetria Mack, and Elvia Victorio interview ACS Commissioner David Hansell about his plans to improve foster care. (full text)
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Robert visits an art exhibit of graffiti in New York and describes his lifelong relationship to this homegrown art form. (full text)
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Lavell shares her experience of applying for, then choosing between low-income public housing and supportive housing for mentally ill New Yorkers. (full text)
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When Antwaun returns to Harlem after living in a safer, more middle class neighborhood in Queens, he realizes how far he's traveled from his roots. (full text)
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When Fan Yi enters a prestigious high school, she’s astounded to find widespread cheating. (full text)
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YCteen interviews new Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina about issues ranging from overcrowded schools to the reinstatement of art and music programs. (full text)
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This teen-friendly guide to the Occupy Wall Street movement—with accompanying videos—explains the financial inequality that activists are protesting. (full text)
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You can't swim or fish in Brooklyn's polluted canal, but the EPA and a handful of concerned citizens are working hard to clean it up. (full text)
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Many New York City high school grads need extra help before they're ready for college classes. This can hurt their chances of ever earning a degree from CUNY or other colleges. (full text)
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Brief comments from Queens teens on what it's like to live in America's most diverse county. (full text)
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Nesshell admires the Anti-Defamation League's message of tolerance. But in attempting to spread this message, she learns that she won't always meet with like-minded people. (full text)
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Describes a recent wave of attacks on Latin Americans in Staten Island, the community's response, and the definition of a hate crime. (full text)
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While Wall St. has recovered from the recession, a lot of low and moderate income workers have lost their jobs permanently. NYC reporters travel to three different neighborhoods (wealthy, moderate income, and poor) to find out on the ground how the recession is affecting people. (full text)
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Shawn covers a Knicks game as an intern for The New York Times, which convinces him to become a sportswriter. Dove, however, goes to Wesleyan, becomes co-director of a Beacon School project in Harlem, and founds "Harlem Overheard" in 1996, a youth-written magazine modeled on NYC. (full text)

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