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Note: These stories are from YCteen and its sister publication, Represent, which is written by and for youth in foster care.
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Which presidential candidate will do the most to improve our country's education system? Nyasia looks at Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's positions. (full text)
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Nhi is convinced she wants to be a journalist until she gets to college. Taking sociology and business courses and joining a college club makes her think about changing majors. (full text)
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As an African-American male who grew up in foster care, Orlando feels double stigma. But a professor's comment makes him determined to succeed in college. (full text)
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Applying to college can be extra stressful for kids who are dealing with poverty or whose parents can't help. College counselor Joshua Steckel addresses some common worries. (full text)
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Many New York City high school grads need extra help before they're ready for college classes. This can hurt their chances of ever earning a degree from CUNY or other colleges. (full text)
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Marco is suspicious when his English class turns into a sales pitch for DeVry University. Doing research, he finds plenty of reasons to distrust this and other for-profit colleges. (full text)
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Orubba belongs to a family where the women are expected to cook, clean, and raise a family. But she longs to attend college. (full text)
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As an African-American male who grew up in foster care, Orlando feels a double stigma. But he’s determined to succeed in college. (full text)
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A college visit is a wake-up call for Edgar, who realizes that to succeed he will have to take more responsibility for his education. (full text)
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Shameka feels abandoned when her school makes little effort to help her apply to college. She later realizes that it's also up to her to take some initiative. (full text)
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A calendar to help high school seniors keep track of the college application process on a month-by-month basis. (full text)
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Ja’Nelle battles her insecurity and achieves her goal of attending college. (full text)
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Matthew became overwhelmed in college and decided to drop out. With a better sense of what it takes to succeed, he’s now back in school. (full text)
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Kizzy is nervous about attending an overwhelmingly white school in Minnesota. But once on campus she makes friends of all races. (full text)
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When Tamecka goes away to college, she begins missing classes and failing exams, and her first inclination is to blame her foster care background. (full text)
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Which presidential candidate will do the most to improve our country's education system? Nyasia looks at Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's positions. (full text)
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Marlo attends a for-profit college and gets into some debt. He researches for-profits and finds out that public schools are a better value. (full text)
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The author is serving an eight-year sentence in prison and taking college classes while there so she can come out with her bachelor's degree. (full text)
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Victor interviews former foster youth Jessica Maxwell, who heads up the Foster Youth Success Alliance. FYSA is pushing for legislation that would require New York state to pay for college for youth in care. (full text)
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Anthony had a rough childhood and often retreated into daydreams to escape abuse. As he grows up, he pushes himself to live more in reality. (full text)
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Marlo was homeless several times as a child, with his family. When he becomes homeless again at 18, his concentration and his grades slip. Fortunately, he finds a home. (full text)
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The author's lust for money gets him in trouble, but he learns to redirect that desire into a plan to become an accountant. (full text)
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The college application process can be intimidating; Debra offers some advice that can help. (full text)

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