Author: Youth Voice Today

Concentration Camps in Xinjiang and How to Help

WARNING: SENSITIVE CONTENT AHEADThe Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the largest region in China located on the western border. Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, India, Russia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Xinjiang is mostly desert and mountains and has many natural resources, including oil and natural gas. The Uyghurs are a Muslim ethnic

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Four Teens Share their Experience of Life at Home during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an entirely new set of challenges to collectives and individuals internationally. Many of us are only able to peak into the lives of others via one dimensional social media posts or what they feel comfortable telling us on calls. And while seeing others can be uplifting the worry that you’re

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Socialization from the Teenage Perspective

How I have used my personal style of communication to build relationships with friends, family, and other adults Talking may seem like the single easiest, most consistent aspect of our young lives. We might find ourselves talking to a teacher about how the homework made absolutely no sense. Sometimes we talk to a crush after

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What Would the World Look Like Without Volunteers?

Considering National Volunteer Weeks is April 7 to 13, it’s important to recognize how necessary and important volunteerism is in society. Every aspect of society relies on volunteerism to some degree to survive. Frankly, the world would be chaos without dedicated volunteers. What would happen if volunteers simply disappeared? Seniors would be without meals, mothers

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The Zero Waste Lifestyle – What is it?

The average American sends about 4.4 lbs of garbage to the landfill every day.[1] Our society has normalized the use of single-use products and we continue to increase the amount of trash sent to landfills. However, not all trash reaches the landfills;[2] garbage is often littered onto the sides of roads and urban areas or

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Big Impact Starts Small

Once a month, on the last Wednesday of each month the Connecticut Food Bank comes to my community, and runs a Mobile Food Pantry event. Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is hosted by United Way of Western CT. They run the truck, handing out different food items to individuals waiting. You may ask, how do YVC

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