The article, “How One Rural California County Went From The State’s Highest Rate of Opioid Deaths To Zero” explains how Plumas County was able to overcome behavioral stigmas and environmental barriers to eli
The article “Baltimore Explored a Bold Solution to Fight Heroin Addiction” documents the efforts of Doctor Leana S. Wen, a former doctor at George Washington Hospital in Washington D.C and current city health com
This is such an interesting topic. I absolutely think that cities should be more involved in getting people to be more active in their everyday lives. As you mentioned many challenges arrive when you think about public safely. Cities should be aware of these risks and work to find solutions that benefit everybody. Your solution of building more…[Read more]
This sounds like such an interesting book, and I look forward to reading it in the future. This book reminds me a lot of I book I read late last year. The book is called Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle. In his book he speaks of his nonprofit organization Homeboy Industries where he has helped rehabilitate thousands of gang members.…[Read more]
This was such an interesting article to read. I like how you were able to describe a somewhat confusing phenomena by using your personal experience. I think that we are constantly told by our parents, teachers, and friends to think positively, however, this can be very hard to do when you are at a low point and it seems like there is nothing to be…[Read more]
I was surprised to find that this trend began somewhere around 2017, and it already consists of 1% of the Reddit community. I also found that people are starting to become more creative with the type and band of bread that they use. Some have even started to use bagels, hamburger buns, rolls, and even pizzas. However, many people become upset when…[Read more]
I annotated the article, Young Life at the Border. Many students that live in Mexico cross the border into the US daily to go to school. These students live isolated and in constant fear. To be able to go to
I love this perspective of trying to better and help you immigrate children who are coming to the US and are trying to fit in and blend in. Yet, I agree it’s hard at times considering the circumstances and I love that Young lives exists for them to be able to find a place in the US that tells them you belong and we are here to help. The information that you have provided is excellent and needs to be shared more around our country today. Especially now with our immigration rights changing, I feel like this is a good way to show that some of these immigrants aren’t alone and that they will get through this.
I am intrigued by your post , “Young Life at The Border,” because you used an experience from someone who traveled to Texas from Mexico to go to school. I also like how you added that young life is meant to aid children in other countries to go to school.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ” Andrea Perez Lopez is a young 24 old college students who travels between Juarez, Mexico and Texas to go to school. When she first started school she was surprised at how lonely she felt” I think this is important because most people don’t know how it feels to be put in school in a different country where the language they speak is different from your own.
Another sentence that I found to be impressive was: “To be able to go to schools within the US, students must lie about their residency and risk being fined or even incarcerated.” This stood out for me because not only are the students left feeling isolated, but they are also taking a huge risk of being in trouble with the law.
I do agree with you that “Young Life” should not be seen as something bad but helpful. One reason I say this is allowing children to get a better education than what they get in their home can help them to improve their country.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I want to know if there are any other programs such as “Young Life” that aid the children of poor or non-stable countries.
I think this is a very interesting topic. I liked how you wrote about both sides of the arguments make on whether or not zoos are ethically correct. I think that zoos have to potential to inform the public about animal life. I found an article that gives steps that zoos can take to make their facilities more humane.
I really like how you pointed out the facts about how banning these products is ineffective by saying “the FDA needs to regulate the ingredients in the product rather than the consumer”, and then gave ideas for ways to fix this problem that would be more effective. It also made me wonder the statistics of have many kids have smoked/vaped wit…[Read more]
In the article “Sweatshops”, the author speaks of the abuses of these factories on their workers. Sweatshops are factories of large corporations that produce large scale production at the cost of their wor
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.