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$11,000 in prizes for 10 winners: Nominate a teen

$11,000 in prizes for 10 winners: Nominate a teen Know a NYC teen in foster care who deserves special recognition?

Youth Communication sponsors the Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care to promote a more positive image of New York City foster youth among agency staff, youth workers, and the general public. Ten young people will be awarded prize money at a ceremony in spring 2019. The prize money can be spent however the winner likes, although it is recommended that it be spent on education-related activities.

Submit your applications for the 21st Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care by March 8, 2019.

Submit an online application

See full details and the application [pdf]

View photos from last year's awards ceremony on Facebook

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Congrats to Mia and Ms. Tonya, MercyFirst (Staff Shout-Out)

Congrats to Mia and Ms. Tonya, MercyFirst (Staff Shout-Out) Staff member Ms. Tonya guides Mia toward more freedom at her residential ttreatment center and listens when she needs a sympathetic ear.

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Editor Virginia Vitzthum receives LGBTQ & Ally Award

Editor Virginia Vitzthum receives LGBTQ & Ally Award Represent editor Virginia Vitzthum was named “Outstanding Community Advocate” at the 2018 LGBTQ & Ally Awards by the NYC Administration for Children's Services. At the ceremony, she was introduced by Represent writer Yaselin Solis, who read from her story "Writing Saved My Life," which is about working with Virginia.
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