Our Second Stories
Stories of young people who connected with our programs, got the support they needed, and began writing their Second Stories. (Unless otherwise specified, names and identifying details have been changed to protect privacy.)
Listen to the Second Stories Podcast
The Second Stories podcast is dedicated to telling stories of people who had first stories full of hardship and hopelessness, yet were able to change the narrative and write their own second story. Their stories of resilience and hope, but also tributes to the people and experiences and organizations that made it possible for them to start again.
Jack’s Second Story
The truth was that Jack was a victim of exploitive child labor and other abuse, and he wasn't the first teen who had been abused by the same individual.
Ian’s Second Story
With no place to sleep but a walk-in closet and little food to go around, Ian began spending more and more time at friends’ houses after school.
Jonesha’s Second Story
"But in that moment, she told me not to come home. I guess she had just been holding everything inside until finally, she snapped."