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Where teens speak and Atlanta listens

Ten Miles to Independence

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A Georgia teen’s 16th birthday is a very monumental time in our lives. When we’re 16, we can do things that we weren’t allowed to do before — but now we also have responsibilities we didn’t have before. One part of turning 16 is finally being able to get our driver’s licenses and starting our long…

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Seven Deadly Sins

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As of March 26, Atlanta-area teenagers Randy Deforrest Frederick and Trent Lee Jacobs who are ages 16 and 15, respectively, will be tried as adults for their alleged crimes, according to Paulding County public information officer Ashley Henson. According to a statement released by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, it was New Year’s Eve when…

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For I Simply Cannot Breathe

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The American Dream has become a nightmare Now my people are becoming scared Of those who were meant to protect and Now they instill fear So someone, please, lend me your ear. My people seem to become an endangered species We’re losing everyday heroes, can’t you see? Everything is not as it seems This is…

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Automatic Systematic

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Imagine being dropped off at a house one day and being told that you have to live with complete strangers. Young people in the foster care system have to experience that throughout their lives. Kids in foster care are dependents of the state, so their living arrangements are arranged by the state and they seem…

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Supporter Spotlight: Hank Klibanoff

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VOX Roles: 2004 – 13, Spelling Bee Judge, Volunteer, Board member, Board Chair, Advisory Board Chair Today: Atlanta; Cox Chair in Journalism at Emory, Writer I joined VOX because: As managing editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time, my encounters with students interested in inquisitive, critical thinking, in writing and in creative expression was…

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Supporter Spotlight: Debbie Segal

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VOX Roles: Board 2004 – 10 (Vice Chair 2006 – 08; Chair 2008 – 09) Today: Retired from the full-time practice of law after a career of legal and probono services. Looking forward to using the other side of my brain! I joined VOX because: I was at a site visit for The Atlanta Women’s…

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Alumni Spotlight: Simit Shah

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Simit Shah spent the summer of 1993 preparing to be the editor of his high school newspaper, The Pitchfork. As he was reading the Sunday, June 13 edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he came across a story about this group of teens producing a teen newspaper. At the end of the story there was a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Richards Kelly

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Anna Richards Kelly was 15 when she applied to be part of VOX’s Teen Olympic News Bureau Summer Program in 1996. Unfortunately, the Norcross teen wasn’t selected for an interview. This would prove to be the only role at VOX that Anna failed to hold. When then-Executive Director Rachel Alterman Wallack broke the news to…

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VOX Takes the Stage

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Melody You, Shva Star and Christa Heard interview YA authors at the 2014 Decatur Book Festival. With a busy school schedule, JROTC and VOX schedule, Kaleb, a junior at Atlanta’s B.E.S.T. Academy High School, says he’s had no time to read for pleasure in the last year – a challenge echoed by The National Endowment…

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