Dear leaders of America , I am a 16 year old girl living in Austin, Texas. My family is very important to me. I have two brothers and two sisters . We spend a lot of time together . I attend an alternative high school where we do our classes online. Next year i will be going back to […]
Dear Life Academy Students, Staff and Families: We are writing to you because we want to address the topic of child sex trafficking. Child sex trafficking is a big issue in the U.S.A, because there are millions of kids being abducted and sold to others. Child sex trafficking is caused because there are youth who are not able […]
Health Care. It is an industry that works on maintaining and improving the human health by providing medical services, manufacturing medical equipment and developing pharmaceutical. Unlike other industrialized nations, the United States’ health care falls behind these other nations for numerous reasons and therefore negatively impacts the citizens of the U.S. This issue is important to me because the point […]
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.