In the book Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz Mona changes her ways as she grows up. Mona’s father told her to never be in a gang and to become a police officer. As Mona started growing up she got into a gang,
I’ve learned many things about the character. Mona Ruiz was a gangster around her teen years then switched her whole life around. In the introduction I’ve leaned that Mona Ruiz was once a gangster then changed her
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.