“All of my struggles and hardships I have dealt with in my life has made me become the best mom I can be for my son.”
The Vermont Youth Project #seemeinVT
A multi-media storytelling project where Vermont’s youth and young people share photos that reflect them and describe who they are and what’s important to them. By pairing portraits and captions, youth are encouraged to show the world how they want to be seen and tell their stories in their own words. Youth voices are a vital part of our communities; we have so much to learn from their fresh perspectives and unique experiences!
All Vermont youth are encouraged to participate!
Want to see your entry here?
If you are a young person or someone who works with youth and you want to participate in the Youth of Vermont project, please contact us. Photos, captions, and completed photo release forms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want help writing your caption? Click here for some prompting questions!
“I dream of making the best change possible of and for youth.”
“I helped make the boards with my foster dad.”
“I made it…”
"The bracelet was given to me by a nurse at my doctor's office. It is shaped like a ladder and covered in positive words to look at as I go through each day. She gave it to me to remind me that someone believes in me."
“People make all kinds of assumptions about people like me, my lifestyle and say I won’t go anywhere in life. I was in foster care, I have tattoos and piercings, and my hair has been every color of the rainbow. I am 21 years old, in a stable home and relationship, I make more than many people my age, and am close to completing my business degree."
“My name is Makayla and my dream is to become an RN and be a labor & delivery nurse!”
“The main experience that made me who I am today would surprisingly be, being in jail.”
“My name is Noriko and my biggest dream is to live in Japan. I love the culture, anime, and morals – it is the country where my heart is.””
"We've been friends for a few months, ever since I first came here [to YDC meetings]."
"And I lived with her for about a week."
"We got to know each other and just sort of clicked."
"We were at her house once and she said the Shell was a mile down the road, but it was like three. We still made it! Do you even remember what we got?"
"Oh and I got Pringles and Mountain Dew."
"Let's try and do that infinity thing for the picture."