Dear Melissa, I find your post very interesting cause the wildfires are 1 thing California is known for along with earthquakes. The fires this year are very big and being 2020 its not a surprise Cali is up in flames. I like how you even incorporated the type of weather conditions the firefighters have to deal with because it makes their job…Read More
I enjoyed your story ¨Tim the Tornado¨ because I’ve never heard of such a story but it was rather interesting. One part I liked from it was ¨Tim twisted all through Texas and Mexico, growing bigger and bigger¨. I liked this point because it brings out texas and Mexico which are places where a lot of tornados hit and many lose the…Read More
I like your writing of the article “So, this sucks” because this Corona is a pain. It prevented a lot of people’s plans from happening. One point that I liked was when you said “At first, everyone treated the idea of a pandemic as a joke, treated the very idea of Coronavirus as a joke, when in fact it was then and is now, very real”.…Read More
I get where you’re going with gun violence is out of control. I agree that owning a gun should be for self defense and nothing more. Not only in Oakland is gun violence bad, but as well as around the world. Safer restrictions should be put in place because everyday someone dies by a gunshot. Some go out in fear with the mindset there…Read More
This is a youth-powered social network and multimedia 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 10,000 posts and over 17,000 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.