Dear Oscar, I am Sad about your story because your story says that your mother died. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that graffiti must be legal in schools and communities because graffiti is an art of personal expression.” I think this is true because… I AGREE THAT GRAFFITI IS ART. Your post reminds me of somet…[Read more]
Hi My name is Samil. My family is very important to me. It is important to know that I am very shy. I was born on November 13, 2002. Recently something familiar happened to me that I would not like to t
Dear samil I ‘am interested in your post because I like ur point of view and how u describe the problems that teenagers confront about drug abuse. I also see sometimes how some teenagers have problems and use these substances to get out of them for a short time. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Others cannot control their impulses or cravings for these substances.” I think this is true however we don’t know the situation or problems that a person is going through that causes them to make the decision to start abusing drugs.These people just think about getting from the problems for a few hours. What people don’t know is that the using of drug is just causing more problems.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to one of my friends.He used to own a lot of money to a dangerous person that has a lot of control. Due to this problem he hid and began to take refuge in drugs to forget about his problem made him addicted.
Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because good to know about the drug abuse and deal with people who are addicted.
Dear Samil, I love how you elaborated on drug abuse in your post. I making this comment because this is something I do not play about I get very angry on topics like this. But this is a nice post and I love how you add details in your life in this post and share your story with us. I look forward to seeing your future posts!
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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.