Real Stories
Real Change

YC provides curricula and professional development based on true stories from teens.

Our programs enable schools and other youth-serving organizations to create supportive, culturally responsive learning communities. We are committed to teens of color and other young adults whose voices need to be heard.

AMPLIFYING YOUTH VOICES

Our literacy-rich training model helps teachers, after-school workers, counselors and other professionals better connect with the teens they serve, while our youth writing programs and publications offer teens the opportunity to share their voice for other students.

SEL CURRICULUM AND TRAINING


Curriculum and professional development for
adults who work with teens.

Youth Stories


Read real teen stories and learn more about our opportunities for teens.

95% of teachers say


OUR PROGRAMS HELP
STUDENTS UNDERSTAND SEL

92% felt better able to


create a space for students
to TALK ABOUT race

Our programs have


REACHED OVER
TWO MILLION YOUTH

Happening Now

YOUR SUPPORT AMPLiFIES YOUTH STORIES

Read some recent highlights about how our community support amplifies youth stories and empowers young people to achieve their personal and academic goals.

YC Story of the Week: “MISSING MY ELDERLY FREIND”

“I miss her endearing smile and strong personality. I mourn the years she could have lived and the relationship I had with her.” writes this anonymous author. Read the story published in YouthComm Magazine.

The lessons provided in the YC program were well-organized and thought-provoking. I appreciated listening to and reading about my students’ views on how to address the circumstances of the stories we read and for how they were not judgmental of the others or each other while engaging in student-led discussions of the stories.

— TEACHER