VOX Investigates

VOX Investigates produces two special projects per year, thanks to funding (or investment) support by community partners, using the tools of media to tackle tough subjects of critical importance to our community. This fall, we looked at the impact of HIV and AIDS on teens in Atlanta. Our team of eight teens and five adult mentors took a deep dive into this issue, culminating in a dance performance and community dialogue with partner Moving in the Spirit. Please check out this video, produced by Nea-Sa’Mon Wray, VOX teen staff member, on our partnership with Moving in the Spirit. 
Each semester, a team of teens — supported by volunteer mentors — will:
build community and build skills
research the topic
report on the topic
publish diverse voices about the topic
facilitate dialogue around the topic with partners and teens in the community
and share the stories and project with their community and VOX’s teen audience
To receive our FREE VOX Investigates print publication for your school or youth-serving organization, please click here.

Shake the Stigma: HIV, AIDS and Atlanta Teens

This team of teenagers took a semester-long journey into stories to produce print media, videos, audio stories, open dialogue sessions, photography and other journalistic platforms. The fall semester was dedicated to creating content that pertains to how HIV and AIDS plays a role within the city of Atlanta. We selected this topic due to the fact that the HIV and AIDS rates in Atlanta are reaching an all-time high.

Read the digital content here!

Special thanks to the following partners who supported this project:

And to our programmatic partners:

To become involved as a VOX Investigates sponsor or for more questions related to these projects, please contact VOX Executive Director, Susan Landrum at susan@voxatl.org.

To read the print edition of VOX Investigates: Shake the Stigma, please click here.

VI Brainstorm


Teens work together to brainstorm potential stories for VOX Investigates.

Editorial Support

Editorial Support

Teens reporters work with adult mentors to research and craft their stories, including multimedia elements.

Facilitating Dialogue

Community Voices

Teen project managers plan and facilitate activities with community partners to support and share the voices of their peers around each VOX Investigates topic.

Group VI Photo

Final Edits & Publishing

Teen reporters and adult mentors work to share a final print and online product with their teen audience.

Coming this spring 2016 in VOX Investigates: Teen dating violence  in Atlanta and healthy relationships. For the application, click here.