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Engage Hard-To-Reach Teens With Compelling Content
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Educators from a variety of backgrounds say that Youth Communication stories work for students who typically have little interest in reading or writing.
OTHER "WHY OUR STORIES?" VIDEOS
Videos - Relevant Stories for Struggling Learners
Relevant Stories For Struggling Learners
Educators say their students respond to teen-written stories because they want to hear "stories from people like them."
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Videos - Reaching and Helping Teen Readers: The Writing Process
Reaching and Helping Teen Readers: The Writing Process
Executive Director Keith Hefner explains the intensive and unique writing program that produces Youth Communication's award-winning stories.
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Videos - Promote Character Education With Relevant, Nonfiction Stories
Promote Character Education With Relevant, Nonfiction Stories
Youth Communication stories model good decision-making and encourage readers to think morally and ethically about the world.
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Videos - Stories That Inspire Teens to Read and Write
Stories That Inspire Teens to Read and Write
Educators draw resistant readers in with Youth Communication's content, then use the stories to teach grammar, reading comprehension, and critical thinking.
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Videos - Improve Teens’ Academic Performance With Engaging Content
Improve Teens’ Academic Performance With Engaging Content
Students "pay much more attention to assignments" when teachers use Youth Communication stories, says James O'Neal, executive director of Legal Outreach.
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Videos - Rodrick Michaels on Real Men
Rodrick Michaels on Real Men
Teacher Rodrick Michaels explains how Real Men addresses the emotional and behavioral issues of his high school students.
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