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.

Interested in writing for Represent? See the links below for the option that most applies to you.

If you are interested in writing for Represent during the school year, you live in the New York City area, and you're between the ages of 14 and 21, please click here for more information and to apply.

Check back in the spring for information about Youth Communication's 6-week intensive summer writing workshop.

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.

Questions? Contact Virginia Vitzthum at or 212-279-0708 ext. 112.

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