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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Selena struggles in school because of the trauma of foster care -- being abused, switching homes and schools all the time. She resists an IEP, but flourishes once she has one. (full text)
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Chris suffers abuse at home, including his adoptive mom not accepting his gender identity. He nearly gives up on school, but in a small school for kids with emotional challenges, he thrives. (full text)
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The author tries and tries to pass her Regents: She hires a tutor, she adjusts her medication, she applies for an IEP. Finally she finds the right supports to pass and graduate. (full text)
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The author has trouble paying attention in school. She is put on various drugs, but educational and emotional supports end up helping her more. (full text)
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A learning disability and the difficulties of living in foster care have caused Eric to fall far behind in high school. (full text)
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After Anaiss learns she has a low reading comprehension level, she is placed in a class that moves slower. At first she resists, but then she notices her progress. Now she’s in the National Honor Society. (full text)
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Selena struggles in school because of the trauma of foster care -- being abused, switching homes and schools all the time. She resists an IEP, but flourishes once she has one. (full text)
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The author finds school stressful and overwhelming. He's diagnosed with anxiety and learning disorders and thrives when he goes to Hallen, a school for kids with special needs. (full text)

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