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.
In 1991, one of the wrongfully convicted teens, Raymond Santana, published a poem in our prison newsletter. Meanwhile, teen reporter Tracy Rainford argued that the boys' confessions seemed coerced. She turned out to be right. (full text)
Yusef Salaam was convicted and then exonerated in the 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger. Here, he describes the experience. (full text)
Nesshell summarizes the Shirley Sherrod story that arose in the national news during the summer. She concludes that the way media and government figures reacted to Sherrod's message bodes badly for prospects of racial healing. (full text)
Janill interviews fellow high school students to find out what they know about the First Amendment and free speech. She's shocked to find out how ignorant they are about the Constitution and how little appreciation they have for the freedoms it guarantees. (full text)
An article in a school paper, meant to be a satire poking fun of people who are intolerant of gays, offends the student body and leads to a debate about freedom of the press. (full text)
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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