YC Launches Inside Voices: Teens Report on Their Lives




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Welcome to Inside Voices: Teens Report on Their Lives
Throughout this crisis, teen writers from Youth Communication’s award-winning magazines will cover social isolation, foster care, remote learning, and loss, along with tips for how they’re staying sane.

Doing My Part to Control the Spread of the Coronavirus
Matthew Carlson moved from denial to acceptance of the health crisis, drawing on his experience with depression. He took himself out of school before it closed, to protect others. Hear from Matthew and his editor about how he came to the decision to self-isolate on a webinar
Threatened With Homelessness, He Pushed Back
Two weeks ago, foster youth in City University of New York’s (CUNY) Dorm Project were told, “Get out. You have two days.” After Marcus Diego alerted the media and elected officials, he and others got to stay in their dorms. Marcus’s advocacy continues with this Daily News story, published yesterday. 
Dealing With Disappointment
Layla Hussein turned her life around and made a dance about it. She was chosen to be the soloist in her school’s spring performance, and was crushed when everything got canceled. 
Tips for Teens
Virtual Party Time
Bored at home, Atl Castro dressed up and headed to a 1920s-themed party on Zoom. 

The Chronicle of Social Change’s stories on how coronavirus hits child welfare and juvenile justice systems

Former Represent editor Rachel Blustain looks at how family reunification is being stalled by the virus in New York now

Chalkbeat reports on teen advocates’ push to save Summer Youth Employment Program

Homeless LGBTQ youth are at even greater risk, in NBC News.


Represent magazine has a new issue out, on how trauma leads youth to fantasize and lie, and on how adults can help them fill in the gaps.

Webinar: “‘Us Not Me’: How to help adolescents put community first” (April 8, 3pm EST)

Remote Learning Resource: Standards-based ELA and SEL Curriculum based on teen-written stories from Youth Communication

From our friends at Rise magazine, restaurants offering free food in the city

Comcast is offering internet service free for 60 days for new qualifying customers. Visit internetessentials.com for more information. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for set up.

Households with K-12 students can get free WiFi from Spectrum for 60 days (including free installation for new customers). Call 1-844-488-8395 for set up.

New Yorkers for Children is offering emergency funds to New York college students in foster care and for those who’ve aged out but are younger than 27. 
Youth Communication provides powerful, teen-written stories and professional development to help educators and youth workers engage struggling youth. Our literacy-rich training model helps teachers, after-school workers, counselors, and other professionals to connect with the teens they serve and build their social and emotional learning skills. We are the publisher of the award-winning YCteen and Represent magazines, and dozens of curricula. 

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