Youth Voices

Middle and high school students have stories to tell and share — personal stories as well as stories about what's going on in their communities and the world. Through intensive workshops, in-school courses, and afterschool programs, teens are learning how to do research, fact-check, craft a story, develop solid writing skills (descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive), use digital audio recorders and video cameras, edit, and share their work on digital platforms. These hands-on experiences introduce our kids to potential career paths as well as prepare them for success in high school and college.

Click on the links below to find examples of the great work our D.C. students are doing in programs through WHUT Television, StoryCorpsU, the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, 826DC, and Critical Exposure.