I am impressed about the topic you’re writing on in your article… “Product of Our Environment,” because i think we have to let our president or next president know how messed up our environment is , the grown people say that this generation is messed up but they made us like this because we looked up to them when we was young…[Read more]
I am Mad about the two white officers in your post…“Alton Sterling Shooting,” because they just wanted to kill somebody and they thought they was going to get away with it. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “i’m a Hispanic boy that lives in a neighborhood just like the one that the shooting happen or they could kil…[Read more]
The new things going on is that im feeling not good because today i went o the store to use the atm to take money out my card and it wasnt working so i didnt get to buy breakfast this morning that really got me mad because im hungry im starving i need osme food in my life and the atm was acting funny talking bout my pin was incorrectly like what…[Read more]
I am a little angry about this article, “Juvenile Justice” because… I feel like they are being racist. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ When my brother was 15 years old, he got sentenced to 32 years in prison for slapping an old white women on camera” I think this is messed up because… I understand he did somethi…[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.