Youth

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

Melissa Chadburn

ESSAY

Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your own choices. There is no other stop after foster care if you screw up—except for the emergency homeless shelter.

At Larkin Street

At Larkin Street

Preston Gannaway/GRAIN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with California Sunday. Forty-eight percent of San Francisco’s homeless youth are LGBTQ. Many find their way to the city’s largest youth homeless shelter.

 

Soccer on the Street

Soccer on the Street

Preston Gannaway

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with ESPNThe story of a transgender woman and her soccer team, composed of other homeless people. The team helps its members fight isolation and bring visibility to their struggle.

Identity Thieves Target Foster Youth

Identity Thieves Target Foster Youth

Seth Freed Wessler

NEWS

Co-published with NBC NewsChild advocates say that foster youth are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because they bounce from one home to another, giving an expanding group of adults access to their private information.

 

An Easier Path to College Credit

An Easier Path to College Credit

Kavitha Cardoza

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Leila Yusuf is an immigrant who fled to the United States 19 years ago, during the civil war in Somalia. She’s 37 years old, has three children, and works as a shuttle bus driver in Washington, 20 miles south of Seattle. She longs for a “better job, better life” where she can make more than the minimum wage.

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

Isabel MacDonald

FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

The Truancy Trap

The Truancy Trap

Annette Fuentes

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines. But are they addressing the real problems?