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My Prison Experience
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Qualyn Wilson writes about the connection between the foster care system and prison.
The Impact of Being Separated from my Family
Youth Voice Writing Contest essay finalist Esther Taylor writes about how the separation from her mother before her death affected her.
Notorious Los Angeles Children’s Shelter Was Once a ‘House of Horrors,’ Lawsuit Alleges
A World Without Foster Care
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Tasha Matthews writes about what a world without the foster care system would look like.
Look Further Than the Surface
Youth Voice Writing Contest essay finalist "Z" writes about the ineffectiveness of the foster care system, from its origin to the present.
Safety Isn’t Real
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Tierra Lamore writes about how safety can be a social construct.
Proposed Laws in Minnesota and Other States Would Limit the Practice of Seizing Federal Benefits from Foster Youth
Across the country, local child welfare agencies like many in Minnesota are the financial representatives for foster youth eligible for federal benefits — a practice that could violate federal law.
From Pain to Perseverance
Youth Voice Writing Contest essay finalist Essence Thomas writes about how dance became her safe place in the midst of instability.