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Youth Communication has thousands of compelling, true stories by teens that can help convey your message and achieve your educational objectives.

To find stories, you can search our online archive by topic. If you have specialized needs, or don't find what you want, contact Loretta Chan, lchan@youthcomm.org, or 212-279-0708 x. 115. Less than 25% of our story archive is online at any one time.

See the Permissions page for more information and terms. Click here to see dozens of products that include Youth Communication stories.

Sample projects:
  • The Success Foundation licensed 20 stories for its million-selling self-help
    book, Success for Teens.
  • Educators for Social Responsibility used 25 stories for its anthology on
    personal integrity, The Courage to Be Yourself.
  • Houghton-Mifflin's Write Source/Great Source program licensed two dozen
    stories for inclusion in its secondary school writing textbooks.
  • ProQuest licensed stories for use in its middle school SIRS Explorer database.
  • Other publishers that have licensed stories include The Norton Sampler,
    Times Books, Harvard Educational Review, NYU Press, Stewart Tabori &
    Chang, The New Press, Scholastic, Gale Cenage Learning Cicada, the
    National CASA Association, and scores of websites, magazines, newsletters,
    trade journals, curricula, databases, and more.

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