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There's Something Happening in Los Angeles...

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Diane Luby Lane

Poetry comes from the heart; it's the soul-talk of a culture. Get-Lit makes this happen in so many wonderful ways. When young people own a classic poem, and then create their own poetic responses, this is the bridge between generations.

My Foster Mom Told Me: 'I Don't Get Paid For You Anymore'

| Posted 04.10.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that helps teens advocate for themselves through journalism, l...

'I Should Have Kept My Hands On The Wheel'

| Posted 03.11.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that helps teens advocate for themselves through journalism, l...

'I Became So Depressed That I Stopped Going To School'

| Karen A., 16 | Posted 02.29.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that uses media as a tool for young people to examine themselv...

Students Speak Up: How Budget Cuts Are Hurting Them

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. Across the countr...

Keep Voice Alive

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

With Y.C.C. on the brink of closure, Chicago risks losing more than its oldest teen newspaper; it risks losing an avenue for young people to find their place in the world.