I feel impressed and interested by your post, “Latinx Community”. One sentence that really stood out to me was “…the Latinx community has survived in Oakland for several years despite the countless times they have been displaced in different parts of Oakland.” This stands out because it shows perseverance; no matter how many times the…[Read more]
I agree that churches help bring together the community and help people realize the diversity in the different churches. Also that you don’t have to be a certain race to believe in a certain religion. One sentence you wrote that stood out for me was: “These events are Jubilant for the community because since it helps bring people come…[Read more]
I am mind blown by your blog, “SideShows” because at first I thought sideshows were dangerous and didn’t think we should continue having them, but now that I’ve read your post it made me understand how important sideshows are to Oakland residents and how it’s a part of our community. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:…[Read more]
I am in total agreement with you and your blog “Undocumented People Mark Their Spot In The USA” because, after reading your blog, I believe undocumented people feel insecure, unsafe and excluded from society and from a place other than their hometown. Instead of making them live with the constant fear of them one day leaving this country,…[Read more]
I am surprised by your blog, “Protest In Oakland” because I didn’t realize how much of it means to people to protest and how much it helps them. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “…protesting is important in Oakland is because it helps shape the community.” I think this makes a valid point of how Oakland is a city that…[Read more]
I agree with your post “Struggles Being Homeless In Oakland” because since I am an Oakland resident myself, I have also noticed that Homelessness has been a huge problem here in this city. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “…But if you actually talk to someone then you will know that they are homeless because they…[Read more]
I was thrilled to read your blog and now that I got the chance to, I feel like I’ve learned a lot about immigration, specifically in Oakland. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Good thing there’s Justicia Lawyers because they can help immigrants and fight for their rights.” I think this is useful because it makes readers…[Read more]
Did you know that about 8.5M people have migrated to the U.S. and about 1.2M of them come here for better job opportunities? USAFacts has information of different types of reasons why people migrate to the U.S.
I am interested about your post, of “Immigrants; Migrating for the better”, because of how a lot of people are coming in the use because they only want to have future for them and their family. Even they need to sacrifice from were they came from so they can become independent for them self in the US. One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is “coming to the U.S. might have been one of the best decisions she’s ever made” I think this is a powerful meaning because this shows how she doesn’t regret it from coming to the US. Another sentence that I liked was “They are the ones who help the U.S. run the money business.” This stood out for me because this shows how the immigrants are more powerful for doing hard work. “People might believe that migrating to this country will create more violence in the community and will turn both Oakland and the U.S. into a violent place.” I don’t agree with you that Oakland could be more violent with immigrants. One reason that I say this is because I live in a Immigrants neighborhood and it is not violent. Another reason I agree with you is because then you talk that is not even true because they only come to work hard not to find problems with other people. In the end thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your writing interesting and amazing because it has a lot of information that all people needs to know now. Thank you again for letting me read this important information.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because after reading your artist statement, I felt empowered. Reading your artist statement made me realize that we should learn to ignore the different stereotypes people think about us and learn to love ourselves for who we are. I also appreciate how you made it…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing about your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really loved reading how you explained how being different is not a bad thing, it’s something we should be proud of. It empowered me and made me realize that we shouldn’t hide our differences; instead we should show and learn to app…[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.