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VOX is an Atlanta-based organization, which means we love the city too busy to hate. These are stories specifically related to our community partners, issues in our community that affect teens and more.

2017 VOX Hall of Fame: Deontez Wimbley!

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Each fall at VOX’s Homecoming event, we honor the latest inductees into the VOX Hall of Fame.  This year we are excited to celebrate VOX alum Deontez Wimbley (pictured above doing one of our famous VOX energizers!). Read on to learn more about Deontez’s time at VOX and what he’s up to now. When and…

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2017 VOX Hall of Fame: Pete Corson!

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Each fall at VOX’s Homecoming event, we honor the latest inductees into the VOX Hall of Fame.  This year we are excited to celebrate Pete Corson (pictured above with VOX alum Tru Spann). Pete is an Audience Specialist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s RE:Race team. He has been with the AJC since 1998 and has worked…

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27 Lessons I Learned At VOX

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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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Three Truths I’ve Learned At VOX

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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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VOX History: A look back at the 1996 Olympics

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

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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

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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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What the Updated Code Changes

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In 2013, the Georgia legislature passed revisions to laws that govern young people in our state. Here, VOX gives you the breakdown of the changes to the law’s revisions that took effect in 2014. The majority of offenses youth in Georgia commit are non-violent, but the number of youth re-committing crimes once they’ve already spent…

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Behind These Bars

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I never thought I don’t think anyone thought That when I was born I would be here Behind these bars. Who knew that one little mistake One little slip Would’ve cost me everything My humanity, my dignity, my life as I knew it Behind these bars. The first night That first spine-shivering night I hear…

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Where Are We Now?

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In 2014, Georgia’s juvenile justice code got the facelift it had desperately needed for decades. But have those laws been successful? Luckily, we have a one-year report that gives us some important details about how the changes being made as a result of revisions to the code are affecting young people impacted by the juvenile…

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