I started this project with a group of friends to raise awareness for period poverty and the luxury tax that is placed on menstrual products. We wanted to let people know why this tax should be removed for all
This video right here is a presentation I did for my school that talks about period poverty all around the world. Period poverty is a serious issue that’s about how much sufferance women have to go through to get
I am extremely intrigued by your article, “Stigmas with Menstruation,” because… it was so interesting for me to find out today how women in other countries in the world have to deal with periods. I live in America as well, so to see how women have it so hard in foreign countries is so shocking to me. The fact that women can’t affor…[Read more]
My story is based on the original fairy tale called “The Three Little Pigs.” My animation is only about the third little pig, and the big bad wolf. In the original, the wolf keeps tricking the pig, and eventually
I agree with you, and fall is also my favorite season. I love how you included the positives and negatives about the season. When you said “But fall also means more energy and gas use which pollutes.” I fully agreed with that and like how even though you contradicted yourself and said something negative, to make it good again you…[Read more]
I agree with your post a lot and also think that climate change is a really big issue that needs to be addressed. I really like the sentence “The burning of fossil fuels releases CO2 gas, which is a greenhouse gas, that raises the overall temperature of the atmosphere.” because I feel like it says so much and such a big reason…[Read more]
Many people argue about what kind of pet they want or they should have. Some people have cats, dogs, fish, pigs, etc. I think the best type of pet would be a dog. Any type of dog; if it’s a golden retriever, a
I am very fascinated by your post “Gang Violence in our world” because it really shows a good reason why kids should not join any kinds of gangs for any reason, even if they are influenced by many around them. It is a bad idea and they would not realize it, but it would hurt them later in life. Also, because of this they would quit…[Read more]
I am very amused and can totally relate to with your post “School Stressed” because I think every student at some point from elementary school to college can connect to this and would be very stressed because of school. Even in the simplest things, I still get stressed.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The s…[Read more]
I like your post “Why I Stress” because it relates to almost every student out there since we all have some stress due to either school, homework or anything else. Also, it connects to me strongly because I can also relate to this post because I am very stressed many times due to school.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me…[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.