Earn to Learn: A Teen’s Job Is to Do Well in School

Young people commit — in writing — to a grade they will earn for each class. The better they perform, the higher their earnings. Each step reinforces the connection between education and employment — and provides a level of control that few youth in foster care feel they have.

The American Dream Delayed by Addiction

A young writer reflects on how his father’s addiction impacted his family, his growing up and his own substance use. “After everything, I didn't want to be like him. I did not want be controlled by anything.”