Thank you Jessica for the critical feedback that you gave us, it really does help. Most importantly, what we are trying to do is to bring awareness on how DACA is important to hispanic people but not only hispanic folks, many other ethnicities that are not recognized by the media. We are painting a mural that states, “Migration is beautiful” in…[Read more]
Your story is very interesting Angie! I love how your name was chosen by your mother instead of your father. The story you decided to tell was structured in a proper way. Especially when you recognised how much a name matters to a person.
Leslie, this is the best article I have been reading so far! I highly agree on the two topics that matter the most, Immigration and Education. I love how every paragraph is connected to one another making your reasoning very strong. You talked about two heavy topics that are usually sensitive, but you made it very clear on what you’re purpose is.
Wow! That was such of an description of how we can fight against the violence in Oakland. Specifically on how you described on how their are multiple perspectives of outsiders thinking about Oakland. It is really important to include multiple voices because it lets the reader better comprehend your point. Also, you are tackling with a subject that…[Read more]
Is it right to forcefully remove families out of their homes to improve the well being of the community’s economy and health? Well, some folks call it gentrification. Gentrification is when a certain land is im
This is such of an amazing and interesting article. I just love how firm you are and aware of what it trully means to actually be a “good person”. I completely agree with you in the part where you, Cheryl, confirmed, “In my opinion there’s no one way this can be an accurate definition.” Building off of this part, a lot of people define a good p…[Read more]
I strongly agree onto the fact that stress could be a big problem into your life. But, it is important to manage it, which you clearly bring up. I would like for you to explore further onto this idea by being social or going out to places to release the stress. I have tried yoga in 6th grade which was fun trying and it definitely does help to get…[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.