VOX Registration for Teen Staff & Contributors
VOX is Atlanta's home for uncensored teen publishing and self-expression. As a nonprofit organization, VOX offers free after-school programming and media resources for metro-Atlanta teens. Since 1993, diverse Atlanta-area teens have joined VOX to become better prepared for their futures, connected to their peers and supportive adults, and valued as leaders and communicators in our community.

At VOX, we believe that journalism, publishing and self-expression – as a means of developing critical thinking skills, social responsibility and creative problem solving – provide teens with the necessary tools to enter a world in need of fresh perspectives to build community and bring much needed change.

Eligibility: Any teen, ages 13-19, living in Metro Atlanta (Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, etc.), with parent/guardian permission (if under the age of 18) can participate.

Please use this form to apply for the following opportunities:

1. VOX Teen Staff (up to 50 teens throughout Atlanta with time in their schedules to prioritize VOX)

2. VOX Teen Contributor (up to 100 teens throughout Atlanta who would like to publish regularly)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Please apply by August 12, 2019 to attend our two part New Member training on Saturday, August 17, 2019 and Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tell us about you!
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Name you prefer to be called
Please share your nickname or name you like to be called, if it's different from your first name.
Your answer
Date of Birth *
Month, Day, Year (Birth year)
What is your gender identity? *
Your answer
What are your preferred gender pronouns?
What is your racial identity? Select all that apply. *
Current Age *
Home Street Address *
Your answer
City *
Your answer
Zip Code *
Your answer
County *
If Fulton County, please select your district number:
To find your district number, enter your address on the right of the following website: http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/commissioners
School you'll attend in the 2019-20 school year *
Your answer
Grade in 2019-20 school year: *
Teen email address *
Your answer
The best number to reach you *
Your answer
Alternative phone number
Your answer
Would you like to receive text messages from VOX? *
How did you hear about VOX? *
Your answer
VOX is located in Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta. What form of transportation will you use to get here? *
Please check all that apply. (MARTA fare is provided to teen participants who come to the VOX space)
For Parents/Guardians (Applicants under 18):
Please complete the financial information below. We keep the information you provide ANONYMOUS, and only use numbers for grant reporting purposes. Your personal information will never be linked to your name or your teen's name, nor will it impact in any way your teen's participation in the VOX program or program offerings. The funders who help VOX provide a free and safe space require income information from the teen participants we serve. We thank you for providing this information so that VOX can continue to offer quality, free after-school programming!
Parent/Guardian Name (first and last) *
If you're 18 or older, please list who you'd like to serve as your emergency contact.
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Home Phone *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Email *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Cell Phone *
Your answer
2nd Parent/Guardian Name (first and last)
if applicable
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Relationship to Teen *
Please select the one that most accurately describes you.
Number of people living in your house right now *
Please include any non-family members who live in your house as well.
Your answer
Total household income: *
Please provide the total household income of all individuals living in your home.
Your answer
Does your teen qualify for free or reduced lunch at his or her school based on your income? *
Please answer "yes" if your family qualifies, but doesn't take part.
Does your teen have any allergies? *
If yes, please specify what they are and how the VOX adult staff should respond:
Your answer
Does your teen have an IEP or IFSP at school, or a diagnosed learning, behavioral or mental health disability? *
If yes, is there anything you would like us to know to be able to best support your teen?
Your answer
Does anyone in your household speak a language other than English? *
Please review and electronically sign the VOX Policies page.
VOX Teen Communications Organization and Office Policies and Procedures:

Individuals ages 13-19 are the target population for participation in the organization. Teenagers who apply to participate in VOX Teen Communications’ programs are invited to our Back to School Party/orientations/trainings on a first-come, first-served basis.

VOX is not responsible for teenagers’ transportation to and from our office or activities. Teenagers who apply to work on VOX activities are responsible for securing their own transportation, though the organization will provide MARTA fare to teens who participate here. Teens must sign in and out of the office. As an informal procedure, VOX Teen Communications will make its best effort to implement a buddy system en route to the MARTA station and/or while waiting for a ride.
The signature on this policies page indicates the parent or guardian’s consent for the teen to use whatever form of transportation he/she indicates on his/her application. By signing this form, parents/guardians consent to allow VOX volunteers or staff to provide transportation to the teen on occasions, and by signing this form, parents/guardians relieve VOX Teen Communications and its agents from any and all liability.

VOX’s school-year office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with some nights during the week designated as special work nights from time to time; during these nights, the office may remain open later than 7 p.m. Office hours for Mondays and Saturdays are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

VOX’s Summer hours are M-F 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. VOX also hosts community events and workshops during these hours outside of the downtown newsroom in which case all VOX policies apply. It is up to the teen participant to inform their families about these outside events. The VOX office, all VOX events and programming are always supervised by VOX adult staff and/or VOX volunteers when teens are present. Special projects may take place before or after these official hours and parents will be notified of these events by their teen through the signing of a permission form to participate.

VOX Teen Communications maintains a safe space in its offices and at all program activities by committing to a strict policy of no smoking/tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, weapons, fighting, stealing, and misuse of technology.

Teens, adult volunteers and VOX staff may work together in the VOX Teen Communications office at any time accordance with the participation policy above. They may conduct research, use computers, take photos, conduct interviews or other business in a public library, a volunteer’s office or other appropriate locations. When volunteers serve in a mentor capacity and plan outings in the community or in their home, parental/guardian consent is required. Physical relationships between volunteers, staff and teens are inappropriate and prohibited.

The electronic signatures on this page indicate consent for VOX Teen Communications to publish the written or artistic work created by the teen participant as well as images of the teen participant in any of VOX’s printed or electronic material. Such material becomes the property of VOX Teen Communications. Additionally, VOX will create publishing partnerships with other media outlets, creating opportunities for teens’ content to have a wider reach. The signature on this page also indicates consent for teen participants’ content to be shared through other media outlets in partnership with VOX, always linking back to VOX as the initial provider and editor of content.

Teen participant agreement (please type your full name below) *
I agree to adhere to and support the policies of VOX Teen Communications for as long as I am affiliated with the organization. I understand that I must return this application with my parent/guardian’s signature and that my relationship with VOX will be ended if I violate any of the policies.
Your answer
PARENT/GUARDIAN: by clicking "Yes" below, you acknowledge and support the commitment your teen is making to VOX. *If you're 18 or older, you may sign for yourself. *
If you have questions about this commitment, please call our program staff at 404-614-0040 to discuss.
Parent/Guardian Consent (please read and electronically sign below by typing your name into the box provided) *
I acknowledge that I have been informed that this program is not a licensed child care facility. I also understand this program is not required to be licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and this program is exempt from state licensure requirements.I understand and agree to abide by and support VOX's stated policies above, for as long as my child is affiliated with VOX Teen Communications. In the case that any policy is violated, I understand I will be notified that the relationship with the organization will be ended. I understand that VOX’s school-year services are provided free of charge. I understand that VOX will make all reasonable efforts to provide safe activities and a safe environment, which may include transportation, and I relieve VOX Teen Communications and its agents from any and all liability.
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