This news site will cover the adversities that vulnerable adolescents and children have faced, from issues such as alienation and inequality to substance abuse and depression. With a focus on foster care, it will feature stories from adults who have been in and out of that system throughout their childhood and from the people who run the system, these stories will reflect the different challenges.
I am currently in my second year of journalism at Mount Royal University and take interest in social issues, with focus on gender and race inequality. What peaked my interest on the subject of foster care and vulnerable youth was hearing the story of a good friend of mine. She had told me about her experiences and the obstacles she faced as a child when she was in the foster care system. Her story motivated me to look further into the system and its issues within.