With my mom Dominga, there have really been a lot of great moments, but the best story with my mom is when I would go out with her to the park on Sundays to eat ice cream, or go out with her in the summer to
Dear Family: Edwin.
I am Edwin, your story is very good, it has many interesting things that you went through to get to the states, for everything that happened to the dangers, ”because these are done if you say you don’t like schools, you don’t like the country.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The most familiar thing I have wit…Read More
I am Edwin Your story is somewhat surprising because of everything you’ve been through to be now where you are and you don’t feel like following, “Your story is very convincing and for everything you’ve been through we all deserve opportunities” /
When you talk about the journey that you undertook, mine is something similar, only that…Read More
It was a common afternoon like any other day, a normal school day at least.
While I was outside waiting for the school entrance time, I watched many students in red uniforms entering the building.
A few minutes before entering school,...
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.