Me, Lamiah, Karlotte and Ray started a project called Fight4Victims. The goal of our project was to raise awareness about sexual harassment through wordpress, social media, and change.org. Our project was
Our digital activism project is focused on sexual harassment. We are trying to raise awareness about this topic and how it affects people in all different areas of life and in all careers. We want everyone to be
I really liked this blog post because it was very informative and addresses an issue in society that shouldn’t be overlooked. It is so important to share survivors’ stories to raise awareness. It is also important that you emphasized that it is not the victims fault that they were raped, and they need to be protected. This blog talks more about…[Read more]
This is an animated version of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. The story is interactive. You can choose between two different endings of the story. The character makes a decision. Each
Dear Author, I really enjoyed this article because I never realized all the pros of gymnastics. I never knew that gymnastics can make someone more disciplined. One sentence that stood out to me was “This gives them a goal and a drive. Afterwards in the real life they have goals set and they know how to fight for that achievement.” This quote…[Read more]
Dear Sarah, This post was very interesting because I saw the result of working harder and achieving goals. A sentence that stood out to me was “The times I had progressed the most was when I was taking extra steps to get better. Whenever I pushed myself to work just a little bit harder, I got results.” It inspired me to work harder than normal…[Read more]
Basketball was created in 1891. One year later, a teacher named Sendra Berenson, organized the first women’s basketball team. She changed the rules to have 3 zones and 6 players on each team so that she
It is interesting how domesticated dogs are more connected to humans and understand what humans are doing or what they want from them. This topic was interesting because it helps me understand a dogs behavior.
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.