5/9/2024

School Became My Escape

It was always so much to come home and make dinner, clean, and help with the smaller children all before doing homework, writes Naiomi Moua. 

5/7/2024

A Foster Youth’s Struggle to Pursue Higher Education

The academic journey for foster youth is fraught with challenges that extend far beyond the classroom, writes Arianna Henry.

5/2/2024

Inawemaagan: The Experience of Being ‘Othered’ in Schools

In high school, it didn’t get much better. At this point, I had accepted my status as “other,” writes Donovan Holmes.

4/16/2024

Teens Entering Foster Care Face High-Stress Situations

Teens who enter the foster care system close to adulthood are put under a lot of stress, and it's not addressed enough, writes Chloe Gartner.

What Unhealed Advocacy Looks Like

4/11/2024

What Unhealed Advocacy Looks Like

The reason healed advocates need to be in spaces is because they show up with a different intent, writes Sabrina Anderson.

Peering into the Window of Opportunity

4/3/2024

Peering into the Window of Opportunity

The combination of being homeless and having a crippled leg left me in a rapidly deteriorating mental state, writes Jesus Angel Rodriguez.

I Spoke Up But Social Services Refused to Listen

3/27/2024

I Spoke Up, But Social Services Refused to Listen

Begging my teachers, counselors, and social workers to do something and help me became a daily chore, writes Tyler Peters.

When They First Started Happening

3/26/2024

When They First Started Happening

When they continued happening, they made me feel like I was experiencing everything for the first time, writes Cheyenne Cobb.

3/25/2024

From Foster Care to College: Bridging the Gap between Isolation and Inclusion

I went from being in a space with only Fosters to non-foster peers who had always had a stable home and family, writes Travis Matthews.