VOTE NOW: stART2end Art Contest from youthSPARK

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Contests, Editor Picks, Personal

In the past few years alone, Georgia has identified hundreds of victims of child sex trafficking and many youth who are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. While victim services and legislative awareness continues to grow, there is a critical voice missing from the public dialogue—the voice of youth. youthSpark has seen a dramatic increase in […]

Poetry Corner: Apocalypse

  |  Topic: Art, Personal, Poetry

Disperse my children For the birds of prey have finally come to hunt. I was idle in their absence. Unmotivated, yet paranoid as if the knowing were enough. As if I truly needed to be my own witness in a crowd of weeping eyes and tender, sickly smiles. The destruction I noticed mimicked the small, […]

Poetry: As I Look Into Another’s Eyes

  |  Topic: Art, Culture, Entertainment, Poetry

I look into the eyes of another soul I see their heavy burden, the harshness of life’s toll Ignorant they scream and shout Without understanding their perception is stout The scape and they toil But never get the wealth from the oil Humanity and pride are things they hold dear Yet they contain no qualities […]

Teens Prepare for Memory Walk to Face Grief Together

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Identity, Personal, Videos
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Kate’s Club, a nonprofit supporting kids and teens who’ve experienced the death of a parent or sibling, asked VOX to bring the Mic to their Clubhouse. They wrote, drew and sang about living with grief. (To invite VOX to bring the mic to your organization, click here.) Untitled Song – Click here for the video […]

One Wish

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Love, Poetry

One Wish If I could have one wish, what would it be? Would it be for super powers? Could it be for respect? Should it be for ever lasting life? No, my only wish would be for your love. I wish to be wrapped up in your arms. I wish to be happy with you […]

Atlanta’s Fourth Ward Skatepark Offers Playground, Athletic Field

  |  Topic: Art, Culture, Entertainment, I heart ATL, Photos
A group of teenagers navigated through the course of the park.

The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is the first of its kind and one of Atlanta’s many hidden treasures. Tucked alongside the Atlanta BeltLine, the park is not only home to a skatepark, but also a multi-use athletic field and a playground. This park holds so much meaning to its daily visitors and Tony Hawk (who […]