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
How I Quit Fast Food
Carmen loves fast food and at one point was eating at McDonald’s every day. Then she reads Chew on This, a book about the dark side of the industry.
Why Do So Many Teens Cheat?
When Fan Yi enters a prestigious high school, she’s astounded to find widespread cheating.
I Thought My Dad Didn’t Like Me
Naomi confronts her father after noticing how much attention he pays to her younger sister.
My Boy Wanted a Boyfriend
Odé learns that a close male friend has a crush on him.