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 to Chill Out
A therapist describes healthy and unhealthy ways to express anger.
Otis has little memory of his biological dad, but the brief time he had with a loving adoptive father taught him lessons he still remembers.
My Boy Wanted a Boyfriend
Odé learns that a close male friend has a crush on him.
How the Other Half Lives
Natasha interviews minority teens in the suburbs to explore the relationship between race and success.