When we say “let every voice be heard,” we really do mean every voice.
That’s why Sandy Springs Together has created a partnership with North Springs High School and VOX Teen Communications to create a teen-only journalism experience through May 2022.
The workshop is designed so our youth can express their thoughts and ideas in an open and accepting forum. In addition to working in written mediums, they will also have the opportunity to work with YouTube, photography and other publication platforms.
The workshop is designed by Rachel Wallack, founder of VOX Communications, and has been a huge success in Atlanta Public Schools. The student-led program with adult “coaches” encourages youth to use true journalism skills, i.e., research and fact-finding, using multiple verified sources and factual photography. The teens will be encouraged to write about topics that interest them from their own unique perspectives.
Here is an example of some students in another community who were concerned about the impact of language and using labels to describe various segments of the population.
Sandy Springs Together is thrilled to help create this program and will be featuring students’ works periodically throughout the school year.