Christian Zsilavetz, co-founder of Pride School Atlanta and transgender male, feels as though LGBT identifying and gender nonconforming kids should be in a school environment where students are able to “be, learn, and grow.” Pride School Atlanta is a K-12, private school geared toward students and educators who want a safe and encouraging education academically and socially. This sounds like heaven for any student no matter how they sexually identify, but in the court of public opinion the school has received national coverage and criticism.
In January 2015, The Westminster Schools introduced JanTerm—an intensive, three-week course of study allowing Upper School students to focus on a single topic in great depth and at an accelerated pace. The school just wrapped up its second year of the successful program, which is well-liked by students and teachers alike.
There has not been a single film in the past year that has given me such a feeling of excitement, suspense, fear, and wonder as “The Hateful Eight.”
Attendees from the “Getting to Zero” event co-hosted by Moving in the Spirit and VOX (see story here) on Dec. 5, shared their voices on how they’ll get to zero — zero stigma, zero new infections. What a group poem this turned into. Click here to hear the audio podcast. […]
Walking down the hallway of Carver High School in southeast Atlanta, my pockets stuffed with condoms and other merch, I felt good. Not only had I been enlightened with the gift of knowledge but I had also been given something more important — a great experience. VOX’s Dec 5 event, co-hosted with Atlanta’s non-profit teen […]
When I took this quiz, I realized that I was so uneducated and unprotected against HIV — I was so miseducated, I was afraid to even be near a person with HIV. Coming from a school system that didn’t teach me anything at all about HIV, I was inspired to make this quiz to make […]
HIV-Positive Youth Work to Make Change
VOX Investigates HIV among Teens in Atlanta
Towering in the skies, decrepit and abandoned, lies the David T. Howard School in the historic Old Fourth Ward. Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., once walked the school’s halls more than 50 years ago. The David T. Howard School is expected to reopen in five years […]
Brandeis Bridges Fellows Take a Trip To Self-Discovery While Learning About The Past ¨I feel like I’ve seen a part of your souls,¨ our classmate Dahlia says to us. In our worn hotel room in Memphis, the words rest heavy with truth. I look around at everyone’s faces, trying to visually cement this moment in […]