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.

‘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.

Alabama Tour Guide Fights Hate with Love

  |  Topic: Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Videos
Written By: Thalia Butts
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As our first stop on the Youth Theological Initiative “Praying With Our Feet” Travel Seminar, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored, became a monumental part of our experience, for reasons no one quite expected.

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.

Youth Speak Out at Atlanta Social Justice March – A Roundup of Stories

  |  Topic: General, Girl Code, I heart ATL, Photos, Politics, Videos
Written By: Haley Henderson, Sarah Lucas, Ogechi Ofodu, Holyn Thigpen, Mikael Trench, Becca Turner, Mack Walker
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VOX spread out along the route of Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women — from the Center for Civil and Human Rights to the Georgia state capital building. Here we present a variety of stories of youth, their protests and hopes.

‘America Elected a President Who Doesn’t Stand for What America Stands For’

  |  Topic: I heart ATL, Identity, Politics, Videos
Written By: Mikael Trench & Mack Walker
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This peaceful protest, which included a march from the Center for Civil & Human Rights to the Liberty Plaza at the Georgia state capitol, was a time for people of all kinds to come out, look beyond their differences, and make their voices heard about various human rights.