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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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.

SCHOOL-YEAR PROGRAM
If you are interested in writing for Represent during the school year, and you live in the New York City area, and you're between the ages of 14 and 21, please click here for more information. Contact Virginia Vitzthum at vvitzthum@youthcomm.org or 212-279-0708 ext. 112 if you have any questions.

LONG-DISTANCE WRITERS
If you live outside the New York City area, please click here to find out how our long-distance writing process works and to apply.

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