This is something that every successful person knows very well. You’ve only truly “failed” when you give up on yourself. Anything is possible with enough determination and perseverance. I enjoyed reading your own stories of failure and success and I hope that people will be inspired by them.
I enjoyed reading your review and I’m now considering taking my mother to Ozzy’s for mothers day. The food you described sounds delicious and much more tasteful than another ham and cheese sandwich. The only thing I would have liked to know is how crowded it was when you went there.
I love all of your ideas, and I think its wrong that cosmetic products are tested on animals. Only things like cures and medical treatment options should be tested on animals because they help save human lives. Cosmetics do not. I personally do not have a problem with people hunting for meat because all sort of pain and suffering exists…[Read more]
Jordan, I think what you just described is something that everyone in high school has felt at some time or another. But what sets us all apart is how we deal with it. Give yourself a little perspective when your back is against the wall. What you do in high school CAN have a major impact on the rest of your life so choose wisely. Give yourself…[Read more]
Olivia, I liked your post. In an age where kids spend more and more time away from home and less time with their parents, Coaches can be an important source of wisdom and attitude. Without positive role models, kids can end up passive-aggressive, misguided, and suffer from a lack of confidence. Coach Cordova looks like a good guy, and your school…[Read more]
Malia, I found it fascinating how much a person’s mood can change after a few small changes to their appearance. But I personally don’t think it’s healthy to modify yourself with piercings or implants. I’m not saying its physically unhealthy, just mentally. If you can learn to love yourself the way you are, I think you’d be much happier than if…[Read more]
Aleksandra, I think you need to take a few deep breaths and consider what the worst possible outcome of this situation is. At the very worst you might be minorly inconvenienced, because out government has a system of checks and balances to keep anyone from gaining too much power. I would be more afraid of the gridlock in congress than a few bad…[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.