Podium Journal 8: Visions of Modern Youth

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
Welcome to Podium's first online publication! We are currently in a beta phase, please bare with us! :)
Journal 8 is a collection of youth prose and poetry promoting communication and expression in the city of Richmond, Virginia. More

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Words: 9,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9781370362905
About PodiumRVA

Founded in 2008, the Podium Foundation gives Richmond high school students the opportunity to explore their passion for the literary arts while improving upon essential writing and communication skills. We provide writing workshops for students that encourage creative expression while developing essential writing and communication skills.

Every school year, interns and volunteers organize after school clubs in which students receive writing instruction, create original content, and share this content to be critiqued by their peers. Throughout the year, students choose works of their classmates to be featured in semi-annual ‘zines and quarterly multimedia journals. The work of Podium members culminates in an annual journal. Students vote on their favorite works from the year and critique them in editing workshops. Then, these works are collected into the student-designed and professionally printed journal. These journals are then distributed in the Richmond public school system as well as the larger community. In addition to these publications, Podium holds both school-wide and community-wide events.

Podium started with only 35 students in four high schools. Today, there are over 200 students participating in clubs in every Richmond public high school. Through student workshops and professional development, Podium is creating new opportunities for success in the Richmond educational community.

Founded in 2008, the Podium Foundation gives Richmond high school students the opportunity to explore their passion for the literary arts while improving upon essential writing and communication skills. We provide writing workshops for students that encourage creative expression while developing essential writing and communication skills.

Every school year, interns and volunteers organize after school clubs in which students receive writing instruction, create original content, and share this content to be critiqued by their peers. Throughout the year, students choose works of their classmates to be featured in semi-annual ‘zines and quarterly multimedia journals. The work of Podium members culminates in an annual journal. Students vote on their favorite works from the year and critique them in editing workshops. Then, these works are collected into the student-designed and professionally printed journal. These journals are then distributed in the Richmond public school system as well as the larger community. In addition to these publications, Podium holds both school-wide and community-wide events.

While focusing primarily on student skills, Podium does offer professional development opportunities for teachers. Each year, Podium hosts T3 Academy workshops in which professionals offer guidance for better writing instruction in the classroom. The student journals are also distributed to these teachers as a classroom aid. In using student work to teach other students, teachers are able to create stronger connections than they would with a traditional textbook style of teaching.

Podium started with only 35 students in four high schools. Today, there are over 200 students participating in clubs in every Richmond public high school. Through student workshops and professional development, Podium is creating new opportunities for success in the Richmond educational community

Mission: To inspire Richmond youth to become confident and capable writers with the skills necessary to succeed in citizenship, college and career.

Reviews

Review by: NicholasAggieCapsalis on Feb. 13, 2017 :
The youth in the city of Richmond are again featured in the gracious arena of Podium, and it is certainly a feature to behold. Download this eBook and relish the fierce and indispensable expressions of these youthful people; overcoming adolescence in a troubled world, faced by social injustices and inequality they are flowering with pieces of writing that we can all learn from, and should.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: lmbumgarner on Feb. 13, 2017 :
I recommend this collection of YA poetry and prose for all the teens in your family. Also, as an adult, I so appreciate the bravery that these youth express in sharing their personal writing with the world. I feel so honored to read what they have to say.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: M S on Feb. 09, 2017 : (no rating)
What an amazing collection of writing by Richmond’s young authors! This journal is filled with pieces that are moving, inspiring, and captivating. Can’t wait for the next journal to release!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: astrohme on Feb. 08, 2017 :
Another exciting release from PodiumRVA! Before now, I always picked up hard copies of Podium's journals while a student at VCU and I'm really happy to see a digital version of their collection of Richmond middle and high school students' writing. The pieces included are heartwarming, heartbreaking and just plain heartfelt... I feel honored to have such an intimate look into the mind of modern youths and a chance to help support the amazing Podium team that supports them!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Monica Rivara on Feb. 02, 2017 :
Dynamic, raw, unafraid -- This publication shared by PodiumRVA provides a unique look at youth perspectives on real world social issues, familial hardships, loss, friendship, love and more. The meaningful exchange of ideas, experiences, and voices by contributors from both middle and high school students in Richmond City Public Schools is readable and relevant. Their discoveries and connections to themselves and to others is expressed and encouraged. Just see for yourself!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dean McKnight on Jan. 31, 2017 :
This collection of young adult writing is simply piercing--in all the best ways. The teens Podium showcase within this journal not only express a deep awareness of the world around them, but also provide readers with a poignant consideration of the subtle (and not so subtle) consequences of social structures. From pieces questioning the legitimacy of romantic relationships to scathing commentary on recent events in the media, this journal is a fierce and concise reading experience I would recommend to friends, family, and strangers alike.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: kylghcrndll on Jan. 30, 2017 :
An incredible exhibition of young adult writing. The youth of the public schools in Richmond tend to be so underserved, but their brilliance in expressing themselves is so worthwhile. Podium extracts the talent and best observations out of the youth they work with, and this is a great reflection of that. My personal favorite was "I Wish I Were White" and "Not So" - it's truly inspiring how much these young people feel and how they express it in their work.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

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