Foster Care

2019 Brian Donovan Journalism Fellow Reflects on Opportunity to Hone Reporting Skills and Develop Professional Network

I became dedicated to pursuing journalism as a way to advocate for society’s most vulnerable citizens and bring more public scrutiny to the government’s role in their lives. As a former foster youth, I am […]

Justice

This Election Day, a Victim’s Rights Amendment Could Impact Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System

Tuesday’s election offers us many opportunities to make change — from candidates to resolutions. One of most importance to me personally and professionally is Pennsylvania’s ballot referendum on Marsy’s Law, a proposed Constitutional amendment that […]

Foster Care

The Recipe for Home

This essay was submitted as part of our 2019 Youth Voice Writing Contest, which asked current and former foster youth the question “What does home mean to you?”  Any normal child would define home simply […]

Featured

For Youth in Lock-Up, Family Connection is Key

I was locked up for a year, just after I turned 17. I was at three juvenile halls for about six months and then at a juvenile camp for about five months. I was sentenced […]

Featured

Foster Youth Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes and Publication — Deadline Extended to March 1

Fostering Media Connections (FMC) is running its 2nd Annual Youth Voice Writing Contest, which offers prizes of up to $500 and the chance to be published in The Chronicle of Social Change and our bi-monthly […]