Hi Emily, I was interested in your essay, because I have believed for a long time that people need to get more sleep. Sleep is important for people of all ages but especially kids. One thing that you said that stuck out to me was ” if students develop good sleep habits it will lead to a long lasting healthier life”. I agree I think that healthy…[Read more]
In the book Proud, Ibtihaj Muhammad describes the discrimination she faced because she was a woman, because she was African American, and because she was Muslim. Still, she continued to achieve success through
Mitchell, It stood out to me when you said that hard work is at the heart of all other values. I never thought of it like that, but I agree that we as Americans had to work hard to gain all the freedoms that we enjoy today. I also was inspired by how you made a connection to your grandfather and his hard work. I have great role models of hard…[Read more]
American values most important to the continued development of our culture are Social Equality and Equal Opportunity to obtain basic human needs. The United States has historically been called the melting pot of
I agree that hard works pays off. My parents are both very hard workers. My Dad has two jobs and my Mom takes care of my three siblings and I as well as her elderly parents. They have set good examples for me to follow. Whenever I worry that all my work is for nothing I think about what my parents have told me; that no matter how long it takes…[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.