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A Free Press By & For Teens — Now, More Than Ever

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By Rachel Alterman Wallack, VOX’s Founder If anyone ever wondered why, in the age of Twitter and Tumblr and all forms of free digital expression, VOX’s mission remains relevant — if not crucial — President Donald Trump reminds us often with his harsh criticism of the press. This tweet most certainly: Denigrating the press, again,…

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From VOX’s New ED: If You Really Knew Me…

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By Susan Landrum, VOX’s Executive Director At VOX, one of our favorite go-around prompts is “If you really knew me, you would know…” The idea is to share something new to the group, an interesting fact or a personal trait. In my first week as the new Executive Director of VOX, I thought I would…

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The Origins of Voice

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An original poem by Sarah Garnitz, Director of Atlanta Teen Voices When I was told that I needed to write a spoken word piece to be performed at my interview with VOX, I was a little apprehensive. Even after entering VOX’s colorful office, meeting such a brilliant and insightful cadre of teens on my hiring…

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100 Days

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By Jeff Romig, Executive Director This past Halloween, I initiated a mission. I decided that for the next 100 days, I would work daily on being healthy and happy. To myself, I called it ‘Healthy by 39’ as 100 days from Halloween 2016 would be Feb. 7, 2017. Today is my 39th birthday, and I’m…

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Lindsey Knox, VOX Superhero

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By Jeff Romig, Executive Director I don’t know VOX without Lindsey Knox. On one of my first days as VOX’s new executive director in early 2013, I met one of VOX’s most dedicated volunteers as she edited stories and pages for our first 2013 issue of the paper. Lindsey was one of the first new…

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‘Luke Cage’ Might Be Bullet-Proof But He’s No Match For VOX’s Teen Superheroes

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This fall, the comics enthusiasts at VOX were excitedly counting down the days until this premiere of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” on Netflix. I should mention that Mr. Cage’s fan base isn’t restricted to the teenaged staff members of VOX, either. As a Marvel Comics crazed eight-year-old, I bought the very first issue of “Luke Cage,…

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Welcome Sarah, VOX’s Director of Atlanta Teen Voices!

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We are very excited to welcome Sarah, our Director of Atlanta Teen Voices, to the VOX family! She started in August of 2016 and has hit the ground running with our teens, our partners and more. Stay tuned for updates from Atlanta Teen Voices and read a little more about Sarah below.  Hi! My name…

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VOX History: A look back at the 1996 Olympics

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By Jeff Romig, Executive Director Jeans and a cute hat. Even though it’s been 20 years, Dena McClurkin Brummer could never forget the outfit she chose to wear to what was, at that point, the most important interview of her 17 years. While others arrived in their church clothes, she chose differently. “I’m going to…

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Listen to the Poet: Atlanta Word Works Heads to Brave New Voices

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Photo caption: (Back row, from left) Ivan; Itsel, team coach; Jaha Bela; Cole Jones-Ford, Atlanta Word Works summer intern. (Front row) Natalie Cook, Victoria, Ninel, Nia.) Photo by Kiaya Simone Robertson, 17, a VOX Media Cafe participant who attends Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School.  By Jeff Romig, VOX Executive Director Listen to the poet. It…

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