Our award-winning content helps educators and youth workers become more effective at building the skills teens need to succeed in school and life. The stories and session plans produce dynamic and compassionate learning environments. For decades, we have helped marginalized youth find their voices and write their powerful, transformative stories. Since 1980, Youth Communication has created resources for over 35,000 educators, reaching more than two million young people.
Middle school can be a particularly challenging time in young people’s lives. #trending offers a roadmap and strategies that teens can try out in their own lives.
Help young men recognize their strengths, improve their skills, and learn how to seek help with these powerful stories written by their peers.
Help girls strengthen social and emotional skills such as self-awareness, building supportive relationships, and self-management so they can grow into confident young women.
Strengthen the social and emotional skills young people need to succeed at work: including self-awareness, decision-making and communication.
We offer dozens of anthologies on essential social and emotional topics. Our stories resonate with teen readers and help open up thoughtful discussions. They also encourage reading: In one study of 2,000 teen participants in our work readiness program, 77% of the teens reported voluntarily reading stories beyond those assigned.
The presidential election, terrorist attacks, Syrian refugee crisis and other current events have put Muslims — and Islamophobia — in the spotlight. Widespread stereotypes reinforced by the media, politicians, and people harboring unexamined prejudice create feelings of distrust on all sides. One way to dispel harmful stereotypes is to listen to the stories and experiences of real-life Muslims.
In this anthology, several Muslim teens share their experiences in an effort to set the record straight.View in Store
YouthSuccessNYC gives teens the information they need to be successful while in foster care and when they leave foster care.Visit Youth Success NYC ▸
YCteen features stories on a range of teen concerns, accompanied by thoughtful, in-depth lessons that focus on Common Core ELA skills as well as social and emotional competencies.Visit YCteen ▸
Represent features stories and lessons for youth in foster care and other systems.Visit Represent ▸
Here to Listen is focused around mental health topics.Visit Here To Listen ▸