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
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.