I was very interested in your post “Hawaiis Lava Waterfalls” because I saw that eruptions from volcanoes had a negative outcome and positive outcome to it. Such as the negative outcome is that if it erupts it could kill nearby fish and birds. The thing is though that the positive outcome when it cools down tiny plants are formed which…Read More
Due to the pandemic we are currently facing voting has became much different. Voting can now be done through mail in ballots since it is risky for many people to do in person because most of the time those...
Dear Jennifer, I agree with you that there should be more precautions taken when driving behind the wheel. Responsibility also plays a big role when driving, so people shouldnt be selfish and drive intoxicated because they arent thinking about the other people that they could harm or kill if they crash. Thats why there needs to be extra measures…Read More
Dear, Gabriel i agree with you that human trafficking is something that could happen to anyone at any point of their life. This happening to someone could result in them being traumatized for life because it affects them mentally. Some when they are affected mentally resort to doing drugs to get rid of their pain and forget everything. That isnt…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.