I find it interesting that you moved all the way from Florida to a small town such as Okemos. I also like talking to my friends more than the actual learning part of school. I also agree with you that graffiti is an art form. When I was younger I had a babysitter who did a massive picture on the underside of a bridge near my house and I think it’s…[Read more]
Hello, my name is Ari Bozann. I was born in Okemos Michigan 17 years ago and have lived here my whole life. Growing up I’ve had hobby after hobby, and that has resulted in me being a jack of all trades. I l
Small corrections: First of all the way you worded the different age groups percentages of student debt was very confusing and some elaboration would be nice. Second of all you say you annotated three articles but I only see Forbes and Betrayed by the dream factory. Now that that’s out of the way I can actually tell you how I feel about this. I…[Read more]
Some American values are Community, Friendships, Patriotism, Bravery and Romantics. By having these values imbued in American texts these values have become intertwined with what it means to be American.These are
I concur with the fact that justice is the most fair state to be in but I think that could have been better worded. I like how well you reasoned your point but I was a little disappointed you did not directly quote you sources but rather summarized them. You also did very well on citing your sources and I would like to learn how you did that so well.
Political corruption, we’ve all heard about it but not everyone knows what it is or the scope of the problem. Political corruption is simply politicians accepting something of value in exchange for pushing laws t
I love this question for a few reasons. The first reason is it’s a philosophical question which means the debate could go on forever because there is no actual answer. Another reason is there are many ways to interpret the quote everything happens for a reason. One way which you analyzed was that everything is predetermined. Another way to analyze…[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.