6/17/2024

Finishing School While Homeless is No Easy Feat

When I realized how trapped I felt, I told myself, “I’m going to graduate high school and beat the system,” writes Aleesha German.

Tending the Fire Within

5/31/2024

Tending The Fire Within

The light that burns inside of us started from a spark. If we're not careful, that spark could turn into a wildfire, writes Aaron Toleafoa.

LGBTQIA+ Foster Youth Need Safe Support Systems in Care

5/14/2024

LGBTQIA+ Foster Youth Need Safe Support Systems in Care

Practitioners and policymakers should prioritize training on establishment of safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth, writes Richard Gierman.

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.