Thank you for your post, I found it very interesting. I really liked how you pulled specific examples from the books and articles you have read. Something that surprised me was the fact that 16% of the people interviewed thought being wealthy was a crucial part of the American Dream. In my opinion the American Dream has evolved from…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your post! I especially enjoyed the last paragraph when you talked about excelling in school, but still being scared of failure. I feel like I related to this. I also liked when you said you were in advanced classes, but you still noticed there was someone ahead of you in each class. I really enjoyed when you talked…[Read more]
I am Sydney Stephens, I like to be called Syd most of the time. Something to know about me is that I am always moving around. I love to be active and participate in sports. Some sports that I participate in is
I am excited with your post,” Who I am,” because you have to be doing some sport oh helping in some programs.One phrase that stands out to me is “My favorite is to go to elementary schools and help children learn to read and write better.” I think this is surprising, there are not many people who, apart from those who like to do a lot of sports, allude other smaller children to learn how to read or how to write.
Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next, because you a lot of freight aces and I would like to know how they go with them and how they are going to read and write, I would like to find out when they began to read better
I like your idea and that you’re trying to help homeless people. I think it is impressive that you were able to get twenty-six signatures! I read in another post and they were marketing their idea through social media. They said they used twitter and Instagram to help spread their idea. I would agree I think that people want to…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your post! I would agree that Atticus is the protagonist in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” However, I would argue that slavery is still intense. I think that in Alabama after the Civil War the issue was more equality. I think there was unfairness and Tom was certainly treated differently because of his skin color. I…[Read more]
I think that it is great you are trying to make a change and make teenagers more aware of the affects of juuling. I thought it was interesting when you talked about how you utilized social media platforms. I think that it is becoming more common to start movements via social media. I also think that it is amazing you got forty-five…[Read more]
Americans value their freedom and independence. People come from all over the world to live in America and strive for the “American Dream”, whatever that may be to you. The American Dream is different for ev
I agree with you that we should be focusing on bigger things like our freedom and independence more than what house we live in or what we wear. I thought your argument was well worded and I enjoyed reading your post.
Our founding fathers built this country on liberty. It’s a country where people shouldn’t be afraid to show their own beliefs. In 1963 Martin Luther King proclaimed in his I Have a Dream Speech “I have a d
I really like your post. I thought that the questions you were asking were interesting and thought provoking. Most of the questions you brought up I was able to ask myself. My favorite question that you asked was “Will I learn to be patient/ not give up?” I liked that question because for me it’s hard to stay calm and not give up. I liked how y…[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.