Youth Communication helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities.
We publish true stories by teens that are developed in a rigorous writing program. These stories are uniquely compelling to peers who do not see their experiences reflected in mainstream reading materials. They motivate teens to read and write, encourage good values, and show teens how to make positive changes in their lives. For teachers and other staff, our materials and training provide tools to understand and engage hard-to-reach teens while helping them improve their academic, social, and emotional skills.
Our work is grounded in the belief that reading and writing remain the best ways to stimulate the imagination and to encourage reflection and discussion. We believe that literate, thoughtful citizens are essential to the survival of a vibrant, democratic society.