The most important thing about me is that I’m unique, I was born April 25th 2000 in a small town which is called San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic. For the past couple of years I have been living in New York
I agree with you Jenniffer, I believe uniqueness is important for each person to have. Our differences are what make each of us ourselves. Its important that we don’t try to fill anyone else’s shoes and live the way we want.
I love how open your are about your story. When you say “I compare my life with the life of the immigrants in my community because we are here to work for a better future to give our kids what we did not have” it brings up an important conversation of how necessary immigrants are to America. Immigrants deserve equal opportunities as everyone else in the U.S. and shouldn’t have to work extra hard fr an equal lifestyle. Unfortunately, privilege will always exist, but it is crucial that change is made and immigrants like you are starting that change.
I like how you talked about the cultural diversity in your neighborhood, and how there are both differences and similarities in that. I appreciate how you are open about the experience of your immigration to the U.S., and discussed how your life changed when you moved to New York. You have big dreams for the future and have the drive to achieve them.
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.