You need to know that I will never break your heart. I was born in the Dominican Republic. I have lived in 2 houses so far. I like to pay attention in school and hang out outside with my friends. I’m good at
The story you shared is the picture of the American dream. I’m so happy that you and your family were given the opportunity to live the U.S. and hopefully have a better future. Reading this, helped me realize how other people haven’t been given the same opportunities as I have and to be grateful for what I’ve been given. This is a refreshing perspective that I think a lot of people would benefit from reading. I would love to hear more about your story.
Ramon, thank you for sharing a little about your life. I admire the honesty behind your writing, and it helped me learn a lot about you in a short amount of time. It is wonderful to hear about your family and the opportunities you have found together in the United States. You have shown me the importance of gratitude and have inspired me to be thankful for the life that I have. I would love to hear even more about your story. Thanks for your willingness to share!
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
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.