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
Nadishia is tormented at school for not wearing the latest styles.
Will the Tortoise Win the Race?
A learning disability and the difficulties of living in foster care have caused Eric to fall far behind in high school.
How I Graduated
A sense of failure holds Angi back in school, until she breaks the pattern and gets help.
Snitches Get Stitches: Adults, Get Real
At Zainab’s high school, teachers tell students to walk away from fights. Zainab offers some more realistic solutions.