Dear Early Birds,
I know everyone thinks school should start early. You know, the early bird gets the worm and all that stuff.
But you know what?
There is a lot to be said about getting enough sleep so...
Hey Keury, I think that your writing was important because i mean i don’t really know much religions. i think that history plays a really big roll like you said different religions have different rules, gods and have different beliefs. i think its good for people to know theses things because some people might think that we all believe in the same…Read More
Dear lizeth, I think that your writing was and really is important because i think that it is really good to know that that you have to have all that stuff when you want to be a pediatric nurse. I really do think its important that you put that in your writing so people know that its not all easy and that they know what they need for it.
i think that your writing is important because way to many people are taking their own life. i think that it is important people realize that now there are so many times teens are doing this and it’s sad because it’s caused by so much that is going on in their life that so many people might not even know about them. Even the most…Read More
Dear Riley, i think that your writing was amazing. one thing that you said that stands out to me is ” the main question being asked is being transgender athletes be able to participate in sports even if they say that they are transgender.” i really think that if someone is transgender they should be able to do sports that they want to and…Read More
This is a youth-powered social network and multimedia 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 10,000 posts and over 17,000 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.