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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$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 this award to illuminate the strengths 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 fall 2021, ideally in person. 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 23rd Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care by June 07, 2021.

See full details and the online application here

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Summer Writing Workshop: Apply Today!

Summer Writing Workshop: Apply Today! Apply to Youth Communication's 42nd annual intensive summer writing workshop. Be part of a group of 12 young people who will participate in writing lessons, discussions, and group activities. Explore your feelings about and experiences with race and social justice. Write stories that will help other young people see they are not alone in their experiences of discrimination. Share your ideas for change that will lead to more fair and just schools and communities.

Our newsroom is a safe space for open conversations. Guest speakers and field trips will deepen our understanding of these topics. No prior writing experience is required, but you must be able to attend for all six weeks. Your stories will be published in our publications and may appear in Youth Communication’s curricula.

Applications must be received by May 14, 2021.

Click here for more info and to apply
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Teens Write About Life In the Pandemic

Teens Write About Life In the Pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, teen writers have covered social isolation, foster care, remote learning, and loss, along with tips for how they're staying sane.

Read the stories here.
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