VoiceWaves

VoiceWaves VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth, ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports will raise awareness of community health issues and activate change.

Posts by VoiceWaves:

DEAR MR. GOVERNOR…

Sep. 23, 2019 / By
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Young people across California address the governor directly about issues they care about in their communities.

A Cabrillo High School Dreamer’s Poem

Feb. 4, 2019 / By
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A visual poem by a local youth. "This is dedicated to all the Dreamers and to all the people who support us, thank you."

Mr. Governor: Here’s What Cali Youth Are Expecting From You

Jan. 25, 2019 / By
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Known for his trendsetting progressive policies, the new governor was recently dubbed “The Next Head of the California Resistance.” What do the youth of California expect and want of the 40th governor of their state?

Here are Three Youth Reflections for MLK Day

Jan. 22, 2019 / By

"And as the struggles continues, King’s spirit of action remains."

As Downtown Long Beach continues to grow upwards, so does rent. Here’s what residents say.

Apr. 25, 2018 / By
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Youth Reporters chatted with Downtown residents on the city's ongoing construction and rising rents.

After Parkland: Long Beach Youth On Gun Politics, the NRA, and School Safety

Mar. 4, 2018 / By , and
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What should politicians do to make students feel safe on campus?

We Are Giving $100 to a Long Beach Artist! #PSOTC2018

Feb. 22, 2018 / By
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CALLING ALL ARTISTS for the People's State of the City 2018 challenge! How would you answer the following: What's the most important challenge leaders need to solve in Long Beach?

SUMMER PLAYLIST: This is What Long Beach Teens are Listening to

Aug. 7, 2017 / By
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VoiceWaves' season started off with a beat drop -- we asked our Youth Reporters hailing from all sides of Long Beach to tell us their favorite jams of the summer.

Have Street Sweep Changes Made Parking Easier for You?

Feb. 13, 2017 / By
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One Long Beach resident said he paid over $500 in parking tickets within a year.

This is How Long Beach Youth Say They Will Remember Obama

Jan. 17, 2017 / By
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Was Barack Obama the president that delivered hope and change? VoiceWaves Youth Reporters sum up the president's greatest achievements and blunders.

This is What California Youth are Wishing for this Season

Dec. 23, 2016 / By
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We asked youth reporters from across the state what they wish for themselves and their communities this holiday season.

Want a Greener Long Beach? Join the Fighting for Life Academy!

Jun. 18, 2016 / By
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East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice will be hosting their first Fighting for Life Academy to educate residents on how air pollution impacts our communities and how to build skills for policy change in Long Beach.