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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How to Write for Represent
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If you're a young person in foster care and you like the idea of writing stories that will help your peers, Represent may be the place for you.

Represent writers get published online and in a print magazine that's distributed nationally. The magazine gives young people in care a place to speak out about their experiences and tell their stories. The writers also learn how to be reporters. They conduct interviews and write news stories about things that are important to youth in care.

September 24, 2018

Teen writers past and present, please join us for Represent's Annual Fall Open House on Monday, September 24 at Youth Communication, 242 W. 38th St., 6th floor, in Manhattan. The Open House runs from 4 pm to 6 pm.

We will orient new writers, welcome back old writers, talk about topics we'd like to cover and changes we'd like to see to the magazine. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

If you plan to come, please let us know and RSVP here.

If you cannot come on September 24, that doesn't mean you can't write for us. Just email Virginia Vitzthum at or 212-279-0708 ext. 112 to learn how to start work on a new story or work on an old story.

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