I feel like your article was very informative and the quote in the beginning instantly drew my attention to continue reading. I was definitely surprised with the statistic that “81% of teens claimed to have the opportunity to take illicit drugs, 42.5% actually tried them.” It is apparent that drugs are becoming a common thing in society…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your article especially with your own added perspective on the situation. I believe you did a good job on researching how depression can lead to drug use because it supports your argument. I also liked the details that you incorporated because it helped me visualize how one thing can lead to another. The teenage…[Read more]
Your perspective on domestic violence is quite interesting and I enjoyed reading about it. I feel like the interview that you conducted on both a student and adult helped support your article. Since they were both of different age ranges, it allowed me to understand how distinct their mindset on the situation is. I like how you…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
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.