I like how you went out your way and talk about how your relationship to your name isnt as significant. You were being real and giving your point of view about your name. I agree with you when you said our name were chosen for us. Great work!!
I am moved by your post, “Education and Immigration in Oakland,” because I also believe that these two topics are extremely important. One sentence that I agree with was, “They should have the same opportunities as if a legal student would have because they did not have a say to be undocumented so they should have a say now for their…Read More
I am intrigued by your post, “Professional Soccer In Oakland,” because I also believe that having a professional soccer team in Oakland is a good idea. One sentence that stood out to me was, “Firstly, Oakland needs a professional team because it would inspire Oakland kids.” because I completely agree and this would allow inspired…Read More
I am moved by your post, “Feed the Hungry not the Streets” because you provide a lot of detail and your argument is very strong because of that. Homelessness is a very big issue happening in the world and I like how you explain that no one should be left without food or shelter, no matter what. I like the statistics you provided bec…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.