Youth Communication equips and empowers educators and youth workers with real teen-written stories and a literacy-rich training model to engage struggling youth and build their social and emotional learning skills. Our stories, developed in a rigorous writing program, are uniquely compelling to youth whose voices are missing from mainstream content. The stories model social and emotional learning, and show teens how to make positive changes in their lives. They also motivate teens to read and write.
Urban stories written by the teens who have lived through these situations
No More Hand-Holding
A college visit is a wake-up call for Edgar, who realizes that to succeed he will have to take more responsibility for his education.
How to Chill Out
A therapist describes healthy and unhealthy ways to express anger.
Not Black Enough?
Jamal speaks standard English, can’t dance, and prefers baseball to basketball. Does this mean he’s less black than his peers?
Unwelcome in the Hood
George, who is Chinese, is frequently taunted by black kids in his neighborhood. But after a black youth befriends and defends him, George moves beyond his stereotypes.