Mar 01

Parkland: Do you feel you are being heard?

The difference in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, shooting is that people are paying attention to articulate, passionate high school students. Does this give you hope? Do you feel you are heard? Are there other issues you feel you need to voice?

Mar 01

Parkland: What did you do?

UPDATE: Another school walk is planned for April 20, 2018.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE. CLICK HERE FOR NEW CHALLENGE.

A nationwide high school walkout took place at 10 a.m. on March 14 to honor the victims of the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. For many of you in New England, school was closed because of snow. Did you mark the time? Did you write something? Did those of you who went to school walk out? What happened? Post photographs, or sound, or words by clicking READ MORE and RESPOND. 

Did you participate in the March 24 March on Washington?

Mar 01

Speak out: A letter to leaders

High school and middle school students around the U.S. are having their voices heard. Will it be enough? Will you be heard? Can you bring change?

Write a letter to your Senator, Congressman, state legislator, governor. Tell them what you think they should do. Post a copy here. 

ALSO, put the hashtag #writersforchange if you'd like to be part of a YWP community project to send a lot of writing to political leaders being organized by some YWP users. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

Mar 01

Parkland: A letter for the victims

Over time, the identities of the victims of mass shootings fade away and become a number, become a word. Think of the victims as individuals. Write a letter for one of them. Here is a link for summary bios of the 17 victims of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.