I’m really glad that I read this post because I’m not at a happy place in my life right now. I’ve been trying to control everything that happens in my life but recently something unexpectedly slipped up that was completely out of my control and has caused me a great deal of pain. I’ve been working on putting myself first and doing things to make…[Read more]
I couldn’t agree more about the importance of friendships! Friends allow us to express ourselves as we are! However, choose them wisely because they will shape who you are. Having friends makes us feel secure, so if you see someone who doesn’t have any, its good to reach out to them!
Wow… you asked some very thought-provoking questions in this poem! My favorite was “What if neither the Earth nor the other planets in the solar system existed?” One question that popped into my head when I was finished reading it was: What if everything that happened in the world revolved around me, and my mind is like the control center of everything?
I really enjoyed reading your poem! I found it very relatable being a multi-sport athlete myself. And it was very interesting how you showed the different ways everyone cheers from their perspective in the sports world.
I like how repeated that you were eleven. The idea that you a national ranking and was only eleven years old was great. i don’t think i would be able to do all that. You must have put in a lot of work to get there. ! I love the poem.
Wow I learned a lot by reading this post. Although our cell phones can be very useful in helping us complete tasks more quickly and efficiently, they can be a huge distraction from the things that are truly important in life and they can also be very unhealthy, taking away from the time that should be spent sleeping.
I too think that the cost of college tuition is a huge problem now days and that something needs to be done about it. I’m a senior in high school and I’m fortunate enough to come from a family with enough money to pay for my entire college tuition. I’m also an athlete and have received several offers to attend school for half tuition. And it’s…[Read more]
I think school starts way too early and its very unhealthy. But we should at least try our best to get to bed as early as possible so we can wake up with enough time to eat breakfast (most important meal of the day) and do all the other things we need to do to be ready for the day.
I too get paranoid when I’m alone at the house or walking outside at night. When I’m in these situations I try to take my mind off of it by thinking about the things that make me feel happy and comfortable.
I struggle with stress and anxiety for the same reasons as you. But recently I’ve read a book called “Tuesdays with Morrie” which helped me change my focus on wealth and success to building strong relationships with the people I love. Because in the end these relationships are all that is going to matter. The material things that we get so…[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.