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YCteen (teen magazine)
Represent
(foster teen magazine)
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Youth Communication publishes two print magazines, YCteen (formerly NYC) and Represent which teachers, counselors, social workers, and others can use with teens in their in classrooms and groups. We also publish most of the stories from the print magazines on the web. They are generally available for one year after the publication date, as are the teacher guides that accompany the magazines.

YCteen magazine
YCteen (formerly NYC), founded in 1980, is a teen magazine written by New York City youth. It is the source of more than two-thirds of the stories in Youth Communication’s books and websites. YCteen is published six times during the school year and circulation averages 70,000 copies per issue. The magazine is distributed by a network of 1,200 adults in more than 500 public high schools, libraries, and youth programs in New York City. Each issue is accompanied by a teacher guide.

The magazine is written by a staff of 50 to 60 teens, who participate in an intensive writing program under the direction of two full-time adult professional editors.


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Youth Communication helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities.
Represent magazine
Represent, a national magazine founded 1993*, helps youth in foster care stand up, be heard, and advocate for themselves. Its stories help teens plan for the future, survive in the present, and understand their pasts. The stories also make teen perspectives available to child welfare staff and policy-makers.

Represent appears in print four times a year and is available by subscription. Most subscriptions are ordered by foster care agencies, which then make the magazine available to teens. The stories help teens understand foster care and make the most of their time in the system.

The magazine is written by a core staff of two-dozen teen writers in New York City who work under the direction of two full-time adult professional editors. However, there are several ways for teens outside of New York to get published in the magazine. See the Represent website for details.

* It was originally called Foster Care Youth United.

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