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Summer at VOX: The Intern Chronicles Continue

Mikael Trench, VOX summer intern, is a rising freshman at the Savannah College of Art & Design and a future Oscar winner. Why did you join VOX? I’ve known Mac Rowe [VOX teen staff and Board member] since the 5th grade and heard VOX was a fun place. I decided to stay involved because I…

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Cat's Bday!

Summer at VOX: Intern Interview with Cat

Catherine Boyd (or “Cat”, as she’s known around here!) is a rising freshman at the college of her choice and one of our summer interns. Read on to learn more about why she’s spending her summer at VOX. She’s pictured here at her birthday celebration! Why did you join VOX? I joined VOX [in September…

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Solid or Sketchy? When Training is Everything

If you’ve worked in journalism for 25 years, you can suffer an acute twinge through the heart when teenagers in 2015 categorize the Washington Post and National Public Radio as “sketchy” news sources. But that’s precisely the reason VOX developed its “Solid versus Sketchy?!” game that teens joining VOX play during their New Member Training sessions…

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Alexandria Wilson

A Second Home

The brightly hued hand-drawn cover for the MARTA Transportation-themed VOX Spring 2010 print edition first grabbed Alexandria Wilson’s attention as she sat at a computer doing her digital homework one afternoon in the southwest Atlanta Fulton County Public Library. But it was the tagline on the newspaper’s cover that most intrigued the Jean Child Young…

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Michelle Hiskey

I’m the Hero of My Story – VOX Volunteer Michelle Hiskey Looks Back

Thirty years later, veteran VOX Teen Communications volunteer Michelle Hiskey still remembers the name of her first teen writing mentor — Mark Bialczak. At age 15, the College Park, Maryland teen and self-described voracious newspaper reader had deposited herself at the Prince Georges Journal sports editor’s desk seeking a job. “He initially struck me as…

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VOX Produces New Brand and Home for Teen Voice

ATLANTA, June 26, 2015 — After 22 years of providing a safe home for Atlanta teenagers to express themselves, VOX is proud to provide share its new digital home — VOXATL.COM — for those voices to be sought, sharpened and shared about the issues affecting Atlanta-area teens today. “Not only is the new website easy…

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Advocating for Youth Is Crucial

Some of our youth — current foster youth, some from group homes and some youth who are about to age out of the system — came together and brainstormed ideas for stories they wanted to share with the world. The simple fact is other youth are going through the same thing and may not know…

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Lost In a Cloud of Smoke

Being the youngest of a family of junkies, I was already expected to do drugs. After I was placed in foster care the first time at age nine, that’s when my family really started splitting apart. I had moved in with my aunt and uncle so my immediate family just lost all hope. My mom…

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Orphaned At a Young Age

The wonder of my life, both of my loving parents were gone, and not gone for a while but gone forever. It wasn’t easy, but I made it through. When I was 19 years old, I was in my sister’s dorm room at Georgia State University when my aunty from Nigeria called her. After they…

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