Participation in VOX ATL’s out-of-school-time programming is free to all metro-Atlanta teens (ages 13-19) residing in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, and Cobb county. To participate, teens can fill out the registration form below.
Registration for this school year’s after-school program is now open!
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Fall 2023 Program Descriptions
We are excited to welcome teens back to VOX ATL! This school year, we are offering two new opportunities to amplify teen voice and uncensored self-expression. Here is a quick overview of VOX ATL programs available this fall:
Atlanta Word Works – Every Thursday, 5 pm
Teens can explore their voice through poetry and other creative nonfiction with Atlanta Word Works. AWW Thursdays start August 31, 2023 at 5 pm! Join us in the VOX program office for a free affirmations workshop to kickoff the year!
Weekly workshops are centered around artist cultivation, social and emotional learning, and community engagement. This Fall, AWW will be hosting open studio hours in the VOX office each Friday! Register for support editing and publishing poetry in a small group or individual setting.
NEW – Atlanta Teen Voices Journalism Fellowship – Saturdays; Beginning Sept. 9
The ATV Journalism Fellowship is taking a group of select teens on a journey through the world of journalism where they will learn skills to help them tell stories from their communities, share their personal perspectives on the world around them and even write reviews on the things they love (or don’t like as much)!
This 12 week program will train 15 participants and will meet every Saturday 11 am-12:30 pm beginning Sept, 9, 2023. Participants who complete the fellowship and publish 3 stories will receive a $500 stipend.
Each teen who completes the fellowship will walk away with at least three to four pieces including videos, podcasts, written articles and more for their portfolio!
NEW- Youth Voice Leadership Accelerator – Tuesdays; Beginning Oct. 17
Teens will learn how to can create positive change in their community. During this 6 week program,15 participants focused on building youth voice as a leader and uplifting others’ voices through a community project of their choice. The youth voice fellowship meets every Tuesday 5 pm-6:30 pm beginning October 17, 2023. Participants who complete the accelerator and support the final project will receive a $500 stipend.
Limited availability? VOX ATL’s legacy offerings are still available to teens in the larger metro Atlanta community.
Become a Contributor – Teens can publish stories and poetry with VOX ATL and engage as their schedule allows. Any teen in metro Atlanta age 13-19 who wants to produce for VOX ATL can be a contributor. Contributors can also come to VOX events such as workshops, showcases, open mics, and more!
Join VOX Teen Staff – FOR RETURNING VOXers, teens can engage with VOX ATL how you want! There will be opportunities to earn $$ to publish your stories, lead inside and outside of VOX ATL, facilitate workshops, go to events, and more!