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Month: January 2021

Youth Rising. How are we helping?

Youth Rising. How are we helping?

I first met Alyssa in a pale cement block room sitting at a kindergarten-sized table in faded blue kindergarten-sized chairs. The fluorescent light flickered and hummed. Wearing Cyndi Lauper boots, tights jeans, and braids draping down her plaid button-down shirt, Alyssa slid her 5’ 7” thin frame into the chair, wrapping her right leg tightly around her left, her foot twitching. That was the only ‘tell’ of her nervousness. The rest of her countenance was poised and statuesque. “When I…

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