Behind the Scenes

VOX shares stories of our work with teens behind the scenes.

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Saturdays at VOX

A single day is never just one thing. In a day, you can move through so many different emotions, have different experiences, meet new people, see old friends, laugh and even sometimes, cry. I was struck by that range of experience on Saturday at VOX. Teen facilitators and adult supporters gathered early in the morning with cinnamon…

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27 Lessons I Learned At VOX

In July, we said “goodbye for now” to Delbria Walton, our MSW Intern and Program Assistant for the 2016-17 year. We are incredibly grateful for Delbria and the way she invested her time, energy, talents and love into this place. We were sad to see her go, but once a VOXer, always a VOXer!  In…

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VOX + Leap Year Unite To Expand Their Reach

ATLANTA — Local nonprofit Leap Year has moved into VOX’s downtown Atlanta office to partner around sharing resources and reaching more area teenagers. “By sharing office space, we are able to collaborate around ideas and be even more effective in empowering young people to build successful futures,” says Amber Scott, Founder and Executive Director of Leap Year.…

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Exciting Staff Updates!

Dear VOX family, July always means a new chapter for VOX. While we’re in the midst of summer programming, we’re also turning the page on a new fiscal year. It’s a fresh start with plenty of opportunities to build on past successes with new and innovative ways to grow our vital mission. We’re teaming up…

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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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