Hi Lupita, thank you so much for spending the time to read my poem and respond. I’m happy to hear that you thought my poem sent a powerful message about society, and how it relates to many people. I do believe that continuing on is an important message that almost anyone can use. Its so cool to hear that my poem made an impact on you. Thank you so…Read More
Continue onDon’t let life’s boundaries stop youTo the teachers who told you, you are not smart enoughTo the coches who told you, you are not fast enoughContinue onTo the little girls comparing themselves to
Continue onDon’t let life’s boundaries stop youTo the teachers who told you, you are not smart enoughTo the coches who told you, you are not fast enoughContinue onTo the little girls comparing themselves to unrealistic expectationsTo little boys being...
Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was, “Hate is like a storm ready to cause a massive amount of damage”, I think this is very well described and, is so true, that hate has such a great effect on people. I think this poem is very powerful and I know from a personal experience when family fig…Read More
This is a youth-powered social network and multimedia 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 10,000 posts and over 17,000 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.