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
My Journal Saved My Life
By writing and re-reading her diary, the author gains a better understanding of herself and how to handle her emotional problems.
How to Know if a Relationship Is Good for You
A psychologist describes what a balanced and healthy relationship looks like.
A Short Cut to Independence
Anita is raised to believe that being a “good Indian girl” means having long hair. Then she gets a haircut.
A Dream Guy, a Nightmare Experience
The author meets a guy she really likes and they start going out. Then he plans a “surprise.”