I am touched by your post, “Who I am,” because I related to a lot of your points, such as wanting to change the future and being excited to gain independence. I appreciated your attitude regarding failure and your optimistic perspective.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: If you asked me a year ago who I was my ans…[Read more]
As a junior with still two more years to go, I might not be as worried about life after school as you, but I still related to a lot of your points, such as wanting to change the future and being excited to gain independence. I like your attitude regarding failure and think that optimistic perspective will lead to success.
I really enjoyed your post! I especially enjoyed the last paragraph when you talked about excelling in school, but still being scared of failure. I feel like I related to this. I also liked when you said you were in advanced classes, but you still noticed there was someone ahead of you in each class. I really enjoyed when you talked about how that mindset has changed over the years!
We’ve also been discussing this topic in my AP Calc BC class. Many of my friends who take 4 or more AP exams a year lament the exorbitant cost of the tests, with their only merits being a higher possibility to get into a good college or obtain credit. Personally, I try to take AP classes based on the subjects I’m interested in, not just to improve…[Read more]
I thought that “under God” was in the Pledge of Allegiance from the very start. It’s fascinating to explore how religious ideals have influenced greater American culture, especially in the relatively recent 20th century. It would be very interesting to read responses to Rev. Doherty’s claim from a multitude of religious perspectives. Personally,…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your post and experiencing a new perspective on life in America. As someone who was born in the US, I’ve been learning English from a very young age and never had any trouble communicating with fellow family members or teachers. I like your anecdote regarding your cousin Yesenia because it reflects how…[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.