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
It's Not Your Fault: How to deal with domestic violence at home
Domestic violence expert Heather McLain explains what to do if your parent is being abused.
Walking and Writing: Ways I Relieve Stress
Writing, walking, and going to the beach help Tamara burn off her negative emotions.
Meeting the Invisible Man
At age 15, Athena visits her long-absent father in Greece.