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Youth Communication helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities. [more]
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Actors perform true stories from Youth Communication's teen writers with excerpts from Ken Burns' film, The Central Park Five.
Helping Youth Communication to Help Teens in Trouble
On December 4, 2013, filmmaker Sarah Burns (center) and Raymond Santana (right), one of the Central Park Five, joined Executive Director Keith Hefner (left) for a panel discussion about the dangers of stereotyping young men, and the humanizing impact of hearing their stories directly. The event, which included clips from the Central Park Five film and performances of several true stories by teens in the Youth communication writing program, was a benefit for Youth Communication's youth development and literacy work. [Read more here].
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To Help Transform Teens' Lives Through Reading and Writing

Helping Teens Read, Write, and Succeed

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Youth Communication creates short, nonfiction stories that appeal to hard-to-reach teens. Teachers and other adults use the stories and related lessons to help students improve their reading and writing skills, and improve the social and emotional skills that support school success.

Learn about our work—our mission, writing program, awards and more—and how our stories can help teens in your classes and programs by clicking on the links in the column to the left under "Who We Are."

You can also go directly to our two teen-written magazines, YCteen and Represent.

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