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VMC 2016 Session 1 Winds Down (A Reflection)

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It’s been a fun and exciting session of VOX Media Cafe, but now we’re winding down our last day. We got to see the interns get their feet wet in fields they may have not considered and reflect on what it means to be journalists, explore a plethora of topics that have relevance in their lives, and best of all, we got to see them have fun and bond with each other!

Watching them come together was like magic. We as interns also got closer as friends and co-workers, all while publishing articles and supporting our peers who participated in the program. The people of VOX not only came together as friends, but as family!

This last week of session one, VMC campers prepared their websites and group presentations. They covered mass incarceration, FullSizeRender-5sex education and homelessness in Atlanta. They were excited to show off all their hard work to their parents and other members of VOX. Thursday, they practiced their presentations, and Friday they each presented their multimedia projects.

Here are a few of their reflections from VMC’s three weeks: 

“At first I did not know what we would be doing in this camp, but then I came to understand everything. It was an amazing experience and I have bonded with a lot of people.” -KJ, 13

I feel so blessed and grateful for having the opportunity to be at VOX Media Cafe.” – Skylar, 16

“It’s been great and we’ve all had so much fun here! It’s a great program if you want to be a journalist.” -Terell, 13

The mission of VOX is make sure teen voices are constantly and consistently heard, and we believe we have achieved that goal for

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FullSizeRender-4VMC. We hope to see the VMC campers back in August for the school year VOX Teen Staff (teens click here to apply)! Hats off to a wonderful session of VOX Media Cafe!

Catherine Boyd and Daisa Evertsz are working as VOX Teen Interns this summer. 

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