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.

‘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…

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 […]

“The Radius of Us” Teaches Teens Realities of Immigration

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Books
Written By: Emma Von Hoene, 14, The Paideia School
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“The Radius of Us” takes on the difficult topic of immigration in a way that connects readers to the hardships people face in an attempt to find safety. It teaches teens about the realities of immigration in a way they will willingly read and understand.

The Right Side of History, A Reflection on the Women’s March on Washington

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, My Story, Opinion, Politics
Written By: Tayler Simmons, Archer High School, 12th Grade
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My family and I began the 10-hour drive to attend the Women’s March on Washington at 2 a.m. The day we arrived in Washington D.C. was the same day Donald Trump was sworn into office.