VoiceWaves equips young people with news media and storytelling skills to uplift their stories and the stories of their communities, amplifies youth voice through media partnerships and encourages civic engagement through community health reporting.

VoiceWaves has existed since 2011 and produces annual print publications distributed by the Press-Telegram, produces youth-led news content for the web on a weekly basis, runs a TwitterFacebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and produces multimedia content year round.

VoiceWaves Youth Reporters’ stories continue to be featured in The Long Beach Post, KQED, Press-Telegram, KCET & more.

Latest Stories from VoiceWaves

‘These are not PG-13 times’ — The Case for a PG-16 Movie Rating

Alvin Engo | August 21, 2019
Arts + Culture
As a result of obscure censors, youth end up missing out on great content and development. Let’s change that.

Five Resources Long Beach Immigrants Need to Know

Michael Lozano | August 15, 2019
Communities, Community Health, Government
Legal aid, some healthcare, and language classes are available for Long Beach’s immigrant families caught in trying times.

PHOTOS: Long Beach youth uplift city issues through dance and performances at the 13th annual Yellow Lounge

Crystal Niebla | August 7, 2019
Arts + Culture, Communities
Long Beach youth uplifted the importance of culture and voice during the 13th annual Yellow Lounge Saturday night.

More Displacement & Poor Air: Youth Protest 710 Freeway Expansion

Luis Sanchez | July 24, 2019
Communities, Environment
Long Beach youth and other 710 freeway communities gathered together in Commerce to protest the expansion of the freeway citing…

The Road to Youth Justice

M. Smith | July 15, 2019
Communities, Community Health, Education
A former gang member, a youth’s strange run-in with the law, a student with A.D.D. kicked out of Wilson, and…

Youth Weigh-In: Abortion and Defunding Planned Parenthood

Crystal Niebla | July 3, 2019
Community Health, Government
These teens gave their two cent on the ongoing abortion conversation.