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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. [more]
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Teens Can Have a Voice and Make a Difference
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Youth Communication runs intensive nonfiction writing programs for 15-19-year-olds in New York City. Teens get their articles published in one of our two magazines, YCteen (formerly NYC-New Youth Connections) or Represent. Stories published in the magazines also appear on the web and are often reprinted in other publications.


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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.
The most important qualities we look for in writers are an eagerness to have a voice and to help other teens through the stories they write. (Good writing skills are wonderful, but not essential. We have a strong writing training program and can work with teens who have low skills but who are determined to help others through their stories.) If you know New York City students with those qualities, there are several ways to join:

Volunteer: Volunteer writers for YCteen and Represent spend at least five hours a week writing in Youth Communication’s Manhattan office.

School internship: Many New York City schools offer internships at Youth Communication. Check with your guidance office to see if your school has a placement here or will consider starting one.

Summer workshop: Both magazines offer intensive summer writing workshops. The workshops usually run Monday - Thursday for six weeks, starting around July 1. Applications are available on the magazine websites in early April. The deadlines are usually in mid-May.
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