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VOX ATL Brings Teen Voice to Gwinnett Youth Summit

VOXers Christina, Izzy, Sophie, Jasmine, Amariyah, & Emma went to the Gwinnett Youth Summit to hear what teens had to say about leadership and how creative self-expression is important. Check out the video above to see what happened. Then, take a look at some of the art the teens created below.

Collage created by teens from all over Atlanta and Georgia at the Gwinnett Youth Summit

 

 

The American Dream: Fact or Fiction?

The American Dream: sought by many and achieved by few.

This video strives to qualify the definition of the American Dream and demonstrate the variety of beliefs relating to the dream, some of which define it as equal economic opportunity. The equal chance for success and to achieve the American Dream is one that society advocates. However, this video explores the reality and unfortunate truth to our current circumstance. With mayoral interviews and discussions with educational board members, we examine the fallacy behind a key foundation of the United States and provide potential solutions to our current situation.


This documentary was created by Michael Fu, Avinash Palliyil, and Kamen Iliev; tenth-grade students attending Walton High School. All children of 1st generation immigrants, the trio wanted to learn about the American Dream their own parents strive to achieve.

 

According to the nonprofit Love is Respect, one in three teens experiences dating violence. In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Love Is Respect holds a campaign to encourage those dedicated to ending domestic violence to show it by wearing orange every year on Feb. 12. Here’s teen advocate Shayla Rodriguez, age…

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