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YCteen is a finalist in two categories for prestigious educational publishing awards

<em>YCteen</em> is a finalist in two categories for prestigious educational publishing awards YCteen writer Johileny Meran's story about caring for her dying mother despite her own disability,"I Did It For My Mom", was named a finalist in the “Feature Article” category of the REVERE Awards. Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers. the awards are the nation’s leading awards program for educational resources.

YCteen magazine was also named a finalist in the "Best Overall Editorial" category.

Youth Communication's magazine for youth in foster care, Represent, was named a winner in the "Single Issue Editorial" category for ""The Path to Advocacy"

Youth Communication’s teen writers compete against adult-written publications and industry giants such as Scholastic and the New York Times Upfront for the REVERE awards.
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YCteen Featured on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

<em>YCteen</em> Featured on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show YCteen editor Holly St. Lifer and teen writers Aniqa Tasnim, Jovani Hernandez and Melvin Pichardo were guests on The Brian Lehrer Show on March 9, 2016. They discussed the 250th issue of YCteen, which was on the topic of gender.

Click here to listen to the interview.
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Teaching Tolerance highlights our "ripple effect"

Teaching Tolerance highlights our Teaching Tolerance—a magazine that reaches 450,000 educators nationwide—highlighted the "wide-reaching impact" of Youth Communication in a feature story about our intensive writing program. As Maya Lindberg put it in her article, "Teenage writers in New York City are changing how educators and youth workers do their jobs—and how young readers see the world." Teaching Tolerance also added two of our stories to their online anti-bias curriculum. In "Change for the Better," Nhi Tong writes about adjusting as a new immigrant from Vietnam. In "Tough Guise," Melvin Pichardo describes how acting male roles on stage helped him overcome macho family expectations.
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