After school, Bryant Alston, 17, works — up to 24 hours per week during the school year — and commutes from The Bronx to Youth Communication program twice weekly, to share his own stories as "a child in care" and the stories of his community.
The nonprofit Youth Communication provides public transportation fare to help teens get to their Manhattan program office, which "helps,” Bryant said. “At the same time, I wouldn't mind paying for myself." On those days, Bryant gets home at 7 p.m. and usually eats dinner there — unless he’s out with friends.
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