Dear, David I really like your poem “Why I’m Fortunate as Hell” because I know I can relate to it of course for example me getting a new phone I’m gonna brag about it and I think it’s really inspiring because it shows people you can do these things but real life people around the world can’t because they probably can’t afford things and sometimes…[Read more]
My Artist Statement is called “Don’t Kill Love” and it’s based on the shooting and violence there is in Oakland and the love they could be having instead. In Oakland, there’s a lot of violence. I know friends a
I agree with dress codes! especially at my school our school says we aren´t allowed to wear crop tops I wanna know why? whats wrong with showing a little stomach I think teachers are over reacting they act like we aren´t wearing any clothes at all. Dress codes should change it´s not fair.
Hey, my name is Gaby and I’m a 14 years old and a freshman at Life Academy. I’m Mexican and Puerto Rican with very curly hair but pale skin. Thank you for taking your time out your day to look at my Shad
Dear Destiny , I agree with your post not many women have the same privileges as men and that should change we women should have a voice everyone should have a voice. This stood out to me because not many people agree that women should be able to do things they wanna do because we are just women and women should just do the women things we are…[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.