Where teens speak and Atlanta listens
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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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Jeff and Susan

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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Jeff Romig Bowling

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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Lindsey & Jeff

Lindsey Knox, VOX Superhero

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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Rebecca Rolfe

VOX Vision: Rebecca Rolfe

It takes an entire community to make VOX the place where teens speak and Atlanta listens. We couldn’t do this work without our volunteers, donors, alumni, staff, Board, community partners and of course, our teens! We’ll be profiling a few of these amazing people so you can get a glimpse into the world of VOX.…

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

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

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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Brave New Voices Team, 2016

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

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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