Youth Voices: In Their Own Words
Essays, speeches, and spoken word by Destination 2010 students
Youth Voices is an opportunity to highlight and share the thoughts, talents and extraordinary abilities of the D2010 students. Here you will find a variety of submissions such as art work, poetry, essays and other samples that showcase some of the many talents D2010 students possess.
Student Speeches and Essays
Read a sampling of the students' essay submissions from 2008 and 2009:
- career goals
- an African-American role model
- the most challenging obstacle the student had faced
To help develop a personal connection to making a positive change and building community, the 2007-08 Youth Advisory Board engaged in some very in-depth and insightful discussions, diving into topics such as identity, race, class. Together, Youth Advisory Board members created and recorded a spoken word piece about "who they are" and/or "what they care about." Click on the names below to hear their thoughts:
Many thanks to Heidi Weitz, a local spoken word artist, and Essential Sessions for the recording.