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.

Is Sex Ed Failing Today’s Teens? A VOX Media Cafe Interactive Presentation

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Health and Wellness, Inside VOX, Relationships
Written By: Ariel Moffitt-Gates, Emma Farnham, KJ Carter and Nova Moffitt, VOX Media Cafe
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It’s an experience most students are familiar with: sitting in a room with 20 or so classmates, suddenly anxious to avoid eye contact as the teacher announces the start of their mandatory sex education unit.

Planned Parenthood Southeast’s Teen Action Group Explores Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Health and Wellness, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: Planned Parenthood Teen Action Group
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Teens from Planned Parenthood Southeast’s Teen Action Group spoke out about healthy relationships, as part of VOX Investigates project this semester.

VOX Investigates Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, Videos, VOX Investigates
Written By: VOX Investigates Teens
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In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Georgia ranks 3rd in the nation for the highest amount of teen-reported cases of physical abuse in a relationship. The issue of teen dating violence is incredibly prevalent among Atlanta youth, and it is an issue the VOX Investigates spring team is ready to […]

RIP To Stigma on HIV Within the Transgender Youth Community

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, Identity, VOX Investigates
Written By: Sharah Hutson, 18, is a senior at Mays High School who is an Edvard Munch enthusiast.
Teens at Just Us ATL.

Despite living in a more progressive time period, conversations tend to be burdened by a mandate of silence when it comes to talking about how HIV or AIDS impacts the transgender community. According to GLAAD, a nonprofit supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, aseuxal/aromantic community, the term transgender is defined as “an umbrella term […]