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.
Hiding My Talent No More
To fit in, Jesselin does poorly in junior high—until she realizes she’s jeopardizing her chance to go to college.
Penguin In the Sahara
At a mostly white private school, Sayda finds her identity as a Latina.
Big Breasts Are No Blessing
The writer has to deal with offensive comments because of her large chest.