For this tech project, that has spanned from the months of March to May, my ultimate goal has been to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness within our society. I began my WordPress blog
Hello, my name is Junia A., I am a student in New York City, and I am using Youth Voices Live in an effort to raise social awareness about Mental Health in society. The inspiration for this Mental Health
Dear Isabell: I am incredibly interested by your post, “Perfectionism,” because it talks a lot about how society has a great impact on the mental health of everyone in it, which is an interesting concept- especially when considering perfectionism. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Some of the effects of perfectionism inclu…[Read more]
It is a dark, damp gloomy day. The poor farmer stood pondering his greatest problem. Last night, the farmer’s thirteenth child had been born, however he was not rejoicing in happiness, for he was filled with
I am inspired by your post, “The New Super Power,” because it is very truthful, and instills a kind of hope in me.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ As I grew up I no longer looked for superman and batman in buildings but looked to the newspapers and internet for people who could come close to achieving the hero…[Read more]
Have you ever flipped on the T.V.- only to find the masked face of the Batman staring at you as he bravely conquers the bad guy? Or picked up a comic book with the powerful Superman soaring into the sky? If you
Dear Grace, I am very interested by your post “More Findings on Veganism,” because I had no idea about the health benefits of veganism before reading your article. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “According to the Department of Nutrition, Benedictine University, decreasing consumption of animal products has been “asso…[Read more]
I am in great agreement with your post, “Can animals understand complex emotions?,” because as a person who owns a dog, I have often wondered about this topic as well. I have always thought that my dog seemed particularly perceptive to my emotions and she has often exhibited many human-like traits, so this article was very int…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.