Emory Youth Partnership Teens Speak Out about Leadership

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Health and Wellness, Videos
Written By: Emory Public Health Youth Partnership Teens
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The room at Emory was full of excited teenagers from different schools around Atlanta. The workshop was about leadership and about developing leadership skills while highlighting what a leader truly is. The interaction and engagement from the teens stuck out to me the most during the workshop. They all seemed so enthused to be participating and quick to share their opinions.

A Band Aid for a Larger Issue

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Girl Code, Guy Code, Opinion, School
Written By: Sarah Kallis, 16
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While it seem like an easy solution to the problem, my school’s new skort rule is actually a Band-Aid for a much larger issue: consent. I believe that while administration had the students’ best interests at heart, they missed the mark on identifying the deeper issue.

‘Weaving Destiny,’ An Essay about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Girl Code, Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Tulani Reeves-Miller
"Day Dreaming" by Tulani Reeves-Miller, 18

Preparing for my 10-hour commitment, I set my moisturizer, shea butter and laptop on the corner of the mahogany dining room table. As daylight faded into darkness, I sat, parting my freshly washed hair into square sections and attaching the synthetic hair to the roots of my natural hair like my late aunt Holly taught me.

‘And Still I Rise’ Teen Spoken Word Workshop & Poetry Slam

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Videos
Written By: Christian Stallworth, Holyn Thigpen and Mikael Trench
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The line to sign up for this poetry slam was filled with more than 20 teens anxious to take the opportunity. I realized teens are not usually allowed a chance like this and that when given this chance, they jump at the privilege.

Legends Don’t Explain Themselves

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Rin Faith, 16, South Cobb High School
Rin Faith, 16, South Dekalb High School is on the far left

Over the past 8 years, I have gathered that legends don’t explain themselves.
Over the past 8 years, I have seen black pride spread out amongst the 50 states in waves of melanin love and afro acceptance…

Paideia Teens Create Interactive Civil Rights Tour

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Education, Race/Ethnicity, Travel
Written By: Paideia School Eighth Grade Class
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Eighth graders from Jennifer Swift’s class at The Paideia School created an interactive map based on the Civil Rights Tour they took in February. While their photos and recollections from each stop are included below, for the complete experience of the trip enjoy the interactive Civil Rights Tour Map here.     On Feb, 14-15, our eighth-grade class went on a […]

Planned Parenthood’s Teen Action Group Speaks Out

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General
Written By: Planned Parenthood's Teen Action Group
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Planned Parenthood’s Teen Action Group recently invited VOX to lead a workshop about empowering youth to lead and create change in communities. After several activities and discussion, the teens created this video and collages to capture their experiences and share their voices. VOX’s Atlanta Teen Voices Teen Editor Christian Stallworth co-facilitated the workshop and shared her experience from the […]

Teens Make Video about Racial Profiling by Police

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Race/Ethnicity, Videos
Written By: Lainey McCord, Hannah Searles, Jacob Sencer and Katherine Shue, Paideia School Junior High
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Our class is studying various issues related to race in today’s society. For our class project, we chose to create a video that shows how racial profiling affects each person of color, regardless of his or her economic background.