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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Sports And Recreation (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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Andre learns that playing basketball isn't just about defense and scoring. "I like how basketball gave a lot of people from different backgrounds a shared language and goals," he writes. (full text)
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Miguel has a lot of anger from his stepfather's abuse, and then from his foster family's indifference. A mentor guides him to boxing, and he gains control of his feelings and his future. (full text)
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Emily finds that walking in nature lifts her spirits. (full text)
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Niya accepts a friend’s offer to try yoga for relaxation. She is skeptical at first but finds that yoga does relieve her stress and anxiety. (full text)
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Tichelle and her fellow high school cheerleaders aren't taken seriously and she thinks it's because they're girls. She feels they should get more respect: not only do they pump up the crowd, but cheerleading demands skill, discipline, and lots of practice. (full text)
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In his sports column, TJ’s Take, the writer reports on high school athletes who have been emulating the N.F.L. pros by kneeling to protest injustice during the national anthem. (full text)
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Four YCteen writers discuss how concepts of masculinity or femininity have affected their lives. (full text)
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David succumbs to pressure from his two older sisters to go on a roller coaster with them for the first time. (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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