Hopeful Voices

Hopeful Voices is a collection of essays that was gathered during the year 2009, which was intended to be a unique curriculum supplement for social studies and language arts classes.

The essays came from youth around the world who had faced significant life challenges (e.g. child labor, violence, homelessness, abandonment, and more). The kids shared their stories, dreams, and thoughts about life.

To create Hopeful Voices, we partnered with nonprofit organizations that interviewed selected youth and sent us their responses. We then edited the interviews into essay form and added prompts for writing and research assignments.