Please donate today to support YC’s writing program and youth like Ericka. Every dollar donated up to $40,000 will be matched by our board of directors until June 30! Your gift will help us provide our literacy-rich, social emotional learning curricula to the highest need public schools and communities nationally.

Youth Communication amplifies youth stories and empowers teens, especially young people of color, to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Our curricula and professional development – uniquely based on original true stories by teens - enables schools and other youth-serving organizations to create supportive, culturally responsive learning communities.

“Writing for Youth Communication changed my life enormously! It helped me work through my emotions about being placed in foster care, navigate my relationship with my therapist, and process losing my best friendship in a healthy way. It also made me feel like I was doing something important. I know that without Youth Communication I wouldn’t be where I am, or who I am today.”
– Ericka Francois

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