Where teens speak and Atlanta listens

2017 Lindsey Knox Volunteer Superhero – Molly Samuel!

Each summer, we celebrate the winner of the Lindsey Knox Volunteer Superhero Award at our First Draft event. We are excited to announce that Molly Samuel is the 2017 recipient! She is pictured above with our VOXcast team. Read on as Molly shares about her work with the VOX teens. How did you get connected to VOX? I…

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2017 Kaleb Anderson Board Service Award: Jessica Casey!

Each summer, we celebrate the winner of the Kaleb Anderson Board Service Award. We are excited to announce that Jessica Casey is the 2017 recipient! She is pictured above with Kaleb Anderson. Read on as Jessica shares about her time at VOX. What brought you to VOX? I connected with VOX a decade ago while…

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2017 Kelly-Shah Alumni Award: Teyonna Ridgeway!

Each summer at our First Draft event, we celebrate the winner of the Kelly-Shah Alumni Award! We are excited to announce that Teyonna Ridgeway is the 2017 recipient. She is pictured above with fellow VOX teens Deontez Wimbley, Veronica Coates, and Tracy Jackson. Read on as Teyonna talks about her time at VOX and why…

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

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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Three Truths I’ve Learned At VOX

Susan Landrum, VOX’s Executive Director, was asked to be the alumni speaker at North Atlanta High School’s 2017 Visions of the Future ceremony. Here is what she shared with the 2017 graduates. So, I have a confession to make. I think this is an utterly terrifying proposition. Go back to your high school and stand…

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

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

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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Our New Executive Director!

A letter from Jessica Casey, Chair of VOX’s Board of Directors Dear VOX Family, I am pleased to share with you an exciting announcement: Susan Landrum, VOX’s current Associate Director, has been selected by the Board of Directors as the next Executive Director of VOX Teen Communications.  Susan joined VOX in 2014 after working for…

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100 Days

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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VOX Vision: Alyssa Lasseter

It takes a lot of people behind the scenes to make VOX the place where teens speak and Atlanta listens. We spoke with long-time VOX volunteer and supporter Alyssa Lasseter about her work here. How did you get connected with VOX? I’m passionate about working with children and youth-serving organizations. I came across VOX during…

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