Seventeen going on 30

Nisa Salazar feels like more of mother figure than a sibling to her six-year-old sister. Raised by a single mother, with only sporadic monthly visits from their father, Salazar said she’s is among about one third of youth in Merced who live in single-parent homes. Now 17, Salazar said she feels she must get a job to help support her mother and sisters. “I have adult problems now and I will grow up to fix them. I am seventeen going on thirty.” Read Salazar’s story at We ‘Ced Youth Media.



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