VMC Teen Application 2021
Please complete this form if you're applying for VOX Media Cafe 2021. The only program of its kind in metro Atlanta, VOX Media Café offers a unique hands-on opportunity for teens to explore multimedia techniques for storytelling, while learning about the fundamentals of journalism and creating a tangible multimedia product.

This is a VIRTUAL Program: While we would love to meet all of you in person, our priority is to guarantee the safety of both our participants and staff members. To that end, VOX will proceed with 3 FREE virtual two-week sessions that will encompass a modified version of our in-person VMC curriculum.

What This Looks Like:
Participants will meet three times a week in the virtual space (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a formal half-day session. *A wifi connection with a laptop/tablet or a smartphone with web camera capabilities will be integral to participation in this program.

There will be optional afternoon skill-building sessions from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Participants will still have the opportunity to build multimedia and journalism skills from the safety of their own homes, with support from our in-house journalists and volunteers.

We will be making use of platforms such as Zoom and GroupMe to make this happen, as we have been doing with our school year programming for the last year to much success.

At this time, we are weighing the option of having some small in-person gatherings in our downtown Atlanta office for certain components of the program, but if we do so these will be optional.

We ask that all participants submit a $25 deposit upon acceptance into the program to reserve their space. The deposit will be returned once the participant has started the program.

Please answer each question completely. Thank you for applying to VOX Media Cafe!

IMPORTANT NOTE before filling out your application: Currently both sessions are completely reserved! At this time we only have our waitlist available.
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Participant Information:
The information below is regarding the teen applicant. We ask that the teen fills out this portion of the application, with help from a parent/guardian as needed. If more than one teen is applying from your family, please complete separate applications for each participant.
Teen's First Name *
Teen's Last Name *
Teen's Preferred Name
Date of Birth *
Current School *
Age: *
Please indicate how old you (the teen participant) will be at the start of the VMC session.
Gender Identity *
What are you preferred gender pronouns? *
Full Street Address *
Please provide city, state, zip code, too. This address should be your mailing address, as materials will be sent to assist in participation of the program.
County of Residence (We are currently only accepting applicants from the five county metro region): *
Teen's Email Address *
VOX will primarily communicate with teens via email (please check spelling!)
Teen's Preferred Phone Number *
Teen's T-Shirt Size *
Adult unisex sizes.
Please tell us where you want this experience to take you and what you hope to gain from it. *
Please answer this question honestly and in complete sentences. Word count should be between 250-300 words.
Tell us how experienced you are with journalism and media creation. Have you ever written an article, produced a video or podcast before? What have you been up to? Please be honest and concise. Your answer to this question will not influence whether you're chosen for our program. We just want to know how to best support your growth. *
VOX Media Cafe participants put together a multimedia project on a topic of their choice that is relevant to metro Atlanta teens. Please name one or two story topics you are interested in covering this summer. *
What skill areas are you most interested in pursuing at VOX? Check all that apply. *
Do you prefer working in a group or individually? *
Do you require any materials to be able to successfully participate in VOX Media Cafe? Please select all that apply:
Please note that these materials will be available to borrow for the length of the succession and will need to be returned upon the conclusion of your session.
I'd like to register for the following session(s) of VOX Media Cafe 2021: *
Please note : Each 2 week session runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an optional afternoon session from 2-3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The program structure for session 1 and session 2 are the same. Some work may be required outside of those hours for successful publication. Participants are expected to participate for the ENTIRE two weeks. If there is a scheduling conflict, we ask that it is communicated well in advance.
Acknowledgements: I acknowledge that participation in this program is free and limited in size. As such, I affirm that at this time I fully intend to be present for all above listed dates and times. If for some reason, I am no longer able to attend the full session I will communicate that information to the appropriate party. I also acknowledge that any absence of mine without prior communication will result in forfeiture of my session spot. *Please indicate in other if you have any scheduling conflicts in your chosen session. *
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