VOX-a-Palooza ’17 Brings Mental Health Awareness to Atlanta Teens

  |  Topic: Inside VOX, Videos, VOX Investigates
Written By: Jahleelah Shaheed & Mikael Trench
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Through a teen-led event called VOX-A-Palooza, VOX showcased our special coverage about mental health, provided a safe space to speak up and create art, and hosted a poetry slam for metro-Atlanta teens and their families.

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 […]

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.

Unity Through Art — High Museum’s 2017 Teen Convene

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, General
Written By: Sarah Kallis, 16, Holy Innocents Episcopal
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Events such as Teen Convene are especially important in the intense and divisive political climate that we are experiencing right now, because it encourages us to get out of our comfort zone, talk about controversial topics that need to be addressed, and connect with people who we may not usually have the opportunity to connect with.

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.

Athena’s Warehouse Girls Talk About Race

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Identity, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Athena's Warehouse Teens
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VOX traveled to Athena’s Warehouse at Cross Keys High School this fall to lead two workshops with their teen girls and mentors about race. After several activities and opportunities for discussion, the mentors interviewed the teens for VOX’s “Portraits of Race” project as part of VOX Investigates’ Race In Atlanta. Teens shared their stories, experiences, and opinions through these interviews.  […]