I am very intrigued by the mentioning of your profession, I think it is important for people to discuss social issues, what is happening in our community, as well as who we each are as an individual. Something you mentioned was that you were not heavily focused on social issues when you were a child. I find this very interesting because it seems like the younger generations are becoming more involved in discussing this everyday topic. I too would like to see a community that is not traumatized by political standpoints and is instead working to move forward and better our society. I look forward to reading anything else you may write.
Dear Devon, Thank you for sharing about your past life experiences. I enjoyed hearing about what its like living in Detroit and your concert for the city. You sound very concerned and wanting to help your community. I wish you the best of luck for the future.
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
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.