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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A round table discussion between teens Ebony Coleman, Kelly Colón, Evin Cruz, Brittany Humphrey, Jimmy Lee, Angelica Petela, Irving Torres, and Renea Williams (full text)
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Mohammed describes how Mr. Seltzer's high standards and demanding regimen brought out the best in his students. (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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Desmin admits he's no angel in school, but feels his teachers unfairly single him out, waiting for him to do something wrong so they can pounce. He wants to succeed, but can't break the cycle of anger that has him in danger of being tossed out. (full text)
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A college visit is a wake-up call for Edgar, who realizes that to succeed he will have to take more responsibility for his education. (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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Why did the girl with the best reading score in her whole junior high get left back in 9th grade? (full text)
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A sense of failure holds Angi back in school, until she breaks the pattern and gets help. (full text)
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The writer is being abused at home, but doesn't share that secret with anyone. She bonds with a teacher at school, who offers support and love when the writer needs it most. (full text)

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