It’s an end no one could’ve ever expected. More than anything, my heart lays with those who, at the hands of Coronavirus, have lost a mother, a father, a grandparent, a lover, a friend. Nothing tears a heart more
Christina, this is such an important topic in this day and age! Thank you for speaking on it by creating a well-educated statement. I whole-heartedly agree with your proposed solution and think it’s a full-proof plan. This article illustrates the methodology of a solution similar to yours and is very good at explaining its intent:…[Read more]
In the last decade, the number of juvenile incarcerations has dropped significantly. In 2017 there were more than 58,500 incarcerated youth in the United States while in previous years, and although that may seem
Hi there Italia,
This topic is a really interesting one, especially since these programs are based out of Chicago which has had issues in the past with school to prison pipelines. I would love to hear more about potential ideas to make this more affordable, and what kinds of plans the government could use to close this gap.
Mass extinction, characterized by the “catastrophic widespread perturbations in which 50% or more of species become extinct in a relatively short period compared with the background extinction rate” is a que
Keily, while I agree with you that women deserve the right to education, free speech, and suffrage, all women in the United States in are all granted these rights and freedoms. Regardless of this though, we are still a long ways away from gaining full equality between men and women. Women are constantly discriminated against and objectified, the…[Read more]
This is such an important topic in this day and age! The trauma and hoops people of color, but especially African-Americans have to go through just to live their daily lives, is absurd. The only way to combat this huge problem society is to educate the children of today, the only future that this world holds, and teach them to be kind and…[Read more]
Rukiya, this is such an important topic today. It’s a topic that’s seen as taboo so a lot of people choose not to speak on it, which is the complete opposite of what someone should do. One that is not afraid to do so is https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/ which provides different aspects of women’s rights. This post reminds me…[Read more]
Aria, this is such an important topic in this day and age. It is also a very topic to talk about, only because there are two very different and defiant sides to the topic. It’s hard to find a source that is unbiased. If you’re having trouble doing so, I would just suggest using two different sources on both ends of the spectrum. For example, this…[Read more]
Heymi, I really loved your post! As a first generation Mexican-American I resonate with difficulties in speaking the language at times. Spanish was also my first language and I had to learn English in school when I was around five. Because I was so you though, I don’t really remember much of the process. I have though, helped my family members…[Read more]
Hannah, this is such an important topic in our day and age. As you said before, as seniors, we’re starting to see all the true costs and sacrifices that we have to make. “Unless you are a super genius or wealthy, the standardized testing system is stacked against you,” made me realize that the system truly only favors the academically genius and…[Read more]
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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.