To begin, the novel Fahrenheit 451 connects to 2017 because of how people in power use their privilege for coercion. This is true because in today’s day in age, President Donald Trump has passed multiple laws that
To begin, the novel Fahrenheit 451 connects to 2017 because of how people in power use their privilege for coercion. This is true because in today's day in age, President Donald Trump has passed multiple laws that oppress certain...
I am glad you found my post, “Impact of Gangs in Oakland,” intriguing because, like you stated, this is a very controversial topic and not many people would think there is a positive side of gangs. Something that stood out to me from your comment was when you stated, “The positive outcomes of being in a gang is probably something…Read More
I am taken away by your post, “Teen Drug Abuse: Prevent It,” because of how direct and honest you have written on the topic of drugs among teens. Your post contains strong reasons that can inform those of whom still don’t understand why youth would give in to drugs. One sentence that stood out to me was when you were talking about the…Read More
When someone hears the term gang, what would come to their mind? Horrible? Dangerous? There are many ways to define gangs, but by popular knowledge, it is mainly defined as a group of criminals or juveniles active
When someone hears the term gang, what would come to their mind? Horrible? Dangerous? There are many ways to define gangs, but by popular knowledge, it is mainly defined as a group of criminals or juveniles active in illegal...
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.