Kristin, Thank you for being an ally. I have spoken with many white people who do not see an issue with the way the country is dealing with this issues. They also don’t view them as issues. It breaks my heart to know that there are people who are not affected by the deaths of hundreds of blacks at the hands of police and white supremacists. I…[Read more]
Austin, You raise a great point here. It seems as though the systems in place go against anything that is “different” from the normal standard that has been set. I do think that although many face discrimination due to being apart of the LGBTQ community still posses many privileges that minorities will never have. Minorities cant change their skin…[Read more]
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.