Youth Voice Writing Contest
A Former Life
Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest essay finalist Shannon Mickle writes about the connection between foster care, juvenile justice, and homelessness.
All I Wanted was One Right…
Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest poetry finalist Gilbert Velazquez-Macedo writes about how the foster care-to-prison pipeline impacts mental health.
Every Child in Foster Care Needs Stability
Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest essay finalist Atorrie Burrell writes about how support can end the foster care-to-prison pipeline.
Of Hope & Healing
Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest poetry finalist Haley Bartow writes about the struggles of aging out of foster care.
If a Tree Falls Down…
Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest essay finalist Beza Woche writes about laws that target folks who experience homelessness.
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry winner Tierra Lamore writes about how the foster care and juvenile justice system made them feel like an outsider.
Victor, Not Victim, of Circumstances
Youth Voices Rising Writing Contest essay winner Deshawn Rankins writes about how foster care gave him access to more opportunities.
Voicemail to Self-Care
In this poem, Bee Fowler emphasizes the importance of self-care by leaving a message on its answering machine.