• Dear Youth Voices Community,


    I am Dynasty Spinks-Breazeale. I am currently a junior and into journalism. I’m doing a junior project on Human Trafficking. I chose that topic because i am against it and wa

  • The book “ Street Life” is about a young man named Victor who had a rough childhood growing up. Victor was born in Mexico. Victor’s mom and little brother crossed the border and moved to California. He joine

    • This sounds like a very interesting story and one that is quite motivational. I think this is something that I would consider reading in the future because it sounds like there is a strong overall message. This summary is good because this gives us enough information to get into it and a strong purpose for why to read it.

  • The reason I chose the images I used for my cover is because each image shows a dramatic situation that happened in the author life time. I chose a black background because it looks depressing. If someone was to

  • Dear Dr. Rios,

    My name is Dynasty Spinks Breazeale. I am a 11th grader at Fremont High School. I am a straight A student and goals in life. When I graduate I want to go to college and become a lawyer. I have

    • Hi Dynasty. I enjoyed your response, you sound really engaged as a reader. Iam glad that Dr Rios is addressing Gun Violence because it is a problem nationwide, this epidemic can only be controlled by the youth. I was intrigued by your introductory where you identify yourself as “Straight” this seemed very unusual to me; is there some correlation with the book or did I not read something correct? Please Respond Iam very interested!

  • I enjoyed your post, “My Life in 20 years,” because the job you have makes a lot of money. Your future would be a success.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ The pressure of the patient’s family outside waiting for an update when the patient keeps flattening out, and we got to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).” I think thi…[Read more]

  • I feel nervous about posting my first audio recording on Youth Voices. This is my own reading focusing on tone and inflection in a passage from Dr. Victor Rios’ autobiography called Street Life. My understanding o

  • After reading the first three chapters of Victor Rios’ Street Life, I feel sad about the events he is telling his audience. In looking at the imagery he uses to tell his story, I realized that he uses visual and k

  • In 20 years, I see myself driving a four-door white jeep wrangler. I am a successful lawyer with a college degree helping helpless people fight for their lives. I have a file to finish in two weeks of a case to

    • Great future plans, Dynasty. I love that you are helping people. Your goals are just amazing and very inspiring and very much do able.

    • This post is super well written Dynasty! It is really cool to know that there are people out there who desire and have goals to help the people in the world who otherwise wouldn’t be helped. I think it is good to have goals because it gives us something to work for. Your goals are all super inspiring and I think that we need more people in the world who just simply want to help other people. Good luck in achieving all of your goals!

    • Dynasty, I think this is a great post because it is so so important to set your goal and strive to achieve them. I love that the focus of this post is on the future because that is what will be important in your life, your past may have shaped you, but your future is your destiny. I think that you have a really great life planned out for yourself and I hope that you achieve all of your goals! Thank you for sharing your life plan, and good luck to you!

  • Dear Ceceli,
    I am surprised about your post, “What needs to be done about the rising cost of college tuition,” because college funds is already a lot of money. I am now a junior and this makes me think real hard if I should go to college or not.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ According to the article, rising cost of Ameri…[Read more]

  • Dear Whitelee,
    I am glad you chose to write about this topic “The military and transgenders,” because I’m just now finding out about transgenders not being able to join the military by reading your post. I hate that transgenders have to go through so much cruelty.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Trump doesn’t want them in the mi…[Read more]

  • Dear Cheryl,
    I am amazed at your post, “Should men and women be paid the same amount in the workforce,” because I did not know women were getting paid lower than men. I agree that women should fight for equal pay because they work as hard as the men do and work the same amount of hours. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Ba…[Read more]

  • Animal testing is unethical, and the government needs to outlaw it. Animal bodies are different from a human body, so when they put the vaccine into the animal the symptoms is not the same as a human and it is a

    • Animal testing is necessary because if we tested vaccines on people that were harmful, we would be killing humans and not animals. I understand that some testing on animals is unnecessary like testing shampoos and other beauty products, but vaccine testing is completely necessary because we are taking lives into consideration. Below I have included a link to a website that explains why it is a necessity.


  • Dear Leaders of America,

    My name is Dynasty Spinks Breazeale and I’m anti-racists. I am 16 years old and I’m currently working. I learned in Charlottesville is that everyone had the rights to have a voice and onl

    • dear Dynasty Spinks

      i do agree with you about how people should not be scared because of there skin color or race.One reason i say that is because i know people that just go from school and home and don’t come out because they are scared that people might hurt them just because of there race. Another reason i agree with you is because i think that that they should put them self in our shoe and see what they will do they.

      from julian

    • Dear Dynasty,
      I feel empowered about your post, Leaders, can you hear me because all the things you say are true. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “I believe leader of America should put themselves in our shoes and feel what we have to go through.” This stood out to me because they look at everything at a different point of view. They don’t know how we feel. They don’t know what we go through. And for them to put themselves in our shoes it may be hard. Thank you for writing and sharing this, it was really empowering.


      Natalie Rojas

  • Dear Antonio LION Faaeteeete :
    I am amazed by the way you felt in your letter, “Leaders of America” because i can relate to your opinion. Your letter was the truth.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “everywhere i go outside the hood people always tend to see me as ghetto uneducated type of black individual” I think this is true be…[Read more]

  • Dynasty became a registered member 2 years, 10 months ago

    • Dear Dynasty: I am interested in your letter about how racist people can be because I’ve had experiences like that but i’m hispanic and I believe a lot of white people think they have power to treat us unfairly and judge us. I think what they said about your brother and you was very disrespectful and I can’t imagine how you must of felt. I am…[Read more]