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

teens: join our spring writing program

Do you have a personal story to tell? If you’re a teen and like the idea of writing stories that will help your peers, Youth Communication is the place for you. Application deadline is February 3, 2023.

OUR TOP STORIES OF 2022

We’d like to extend a thank you our writers for sharing their stories that empower other young people and adults alike. Read some of YC’s most popular stories of the year. 

YC Story of the Week: “I LOOK THEREFORE I AM?”

“Suddenly, I knew that putting up with him was worth having him there at important moments in my life.” writes R.G. 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