VMC 2023 – Sessions 1 (June 5-16) & 2 (June 20-30)
VOX Media Cafe (VMC) will offer 2 in-person two-week sessions of skill building and media making. VMC is perfect for metro-Atlanta teens 13-19 interested in building and elevating skill sets around:
Journalism – Interviewing – Podcasting – Videography – Photography – Public Speaking
Teen participants in these 2-week sessions will meet Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm at VOX ATL’s downtown Atlanta office to hone their skills by creating a multimedia project on the topic of their choice for publication on VOXATL.org.
Session 1: In-Person – Monday through Friday 10 am-4 pm June 2023 (June 5-9; June 12-16)
Session 2: In-Person – Monday through Friday 10 am-4 pm June 2023 (June 20-23; June 26- 30)
Note: The second session will be one day shorter than the first, as Juneteenth will be observed on Monday, June 19, 2023.
Interested teen participants should collaborate with a parent/guardian to complete the VMC application. A completed application will need to include:
- Teen demographic information (age, address, school, contact information)
- 3 short answer questions
- An uploaded reference letter from a non relative
- Parent contact information
- Any relevant teen medical or IEP information
- After successful submission, the VOX team will be in touch to notify you of your application status.
VOX Media Cafe programming is offered FREE to teens, with the exception of a refundable deposit of $100 to reserve each participant’s spot. This deposit will be returned upon successful completion of the program. A limited amount of deposit waivers are available. If you need a deposit waiver, please indicate so in your application.
If you’re interested in joining us for one of our in-person sessions, apply here.
Acceptance into VOX’s summer program is contingent upon successful completion of the VMC application and review of that application by the VOX staff. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
What is VOX Media Café?
VOX Media Café (VMC) offers a unique hands-on-opportunity for teens to explore multimedia production, journalism and public speaking. Teens accepted into VMC will spend two weeks writing, interviewing, video editing, podcasting, shooting photography and learning graphic design.
They will also spend this time working in groups to create their own videos, podcasts, articles, photo essays and more on topics ranging from video games to politics to music and anything else that interests them and their peers. All completed content will be published on VOXATL.ORG as well as our Youtube and Spotify channels. The sessions are led by VOX ATL’s teen and adult staff who bring 30+ years of journalism and leadership experience, as well as a talented group of media professionals from across Atlanta.
Through this safe and experiential-learning opportunity, VMC participants will also enjoy field trips across Atlanta exposing them to exciting creatives, businesses and people who will leave a long-lasting impact, giving them something to brag about when they return to school in the fall. VOX Media Cafe is extremely limited and each session can only accommodate up to 12 teen participants who are committed to completing the two-week program that concludes with a celebration where they will present their creations to friends, family and community members.
Acceptance into VOX’s summer program is contingent upon successful completion of the VMC application and review of that application by the VOX staff. Accepted applicants will be notified.
Important COVID-19 Note: VOX ATL is planning to offer sessions 1 & 2 of VOX Media Cafe in-person in our downtown Atlanta office. VOX ATL has COVID-19 policies and procedures that will need to be agreed and adhered to while participating in our programming. VOX ATL does reserve the right to transition to virtual programming at any time should the safety of the participants or the staff be in question.