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

VoiceWaves has existed since 2011 and produces youth-led print publications and digital journalism and stories throughout the year. VoiceWaves also runs a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and resources for the Long Beach community.

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

Interested in Joining?

VoiceWaves is open to Long Beach youth between the ages of 14 to 25, regardless of your experience level with media. To join, contact Carlos Omar at [email protected] or fill out this Google Form: tinyurl.com/voicewaves22

Latest Stories from VoiceWaves

Oum Ry’s unforgettable life story unleashed in ‘I Am Oum Ry’

Abel Reyes | June 6, 2023
Oum Ry’s extraordinary journey is told in “I Am Oum Ry,” a gripping account of Cambodian kickboxing and unyielding determination…

International CSULB graduates up against time and luck to remain in the U.S.

Rachel Livinal | June 5, 2023
Economy, Education
Shrinking job openings and lotteries for limited numbers of visas are among the issues international students face when trying to…

With BadWreckMedia, CSULB student Wendy Rosales pushes through adversity to highlight indie musicians

Rachel Livinal | November 9, 2022
Arts + Culture
How one DACA recipient inspires artists and others through music journalism.

Long Beach activists mobilizing to influence the city’s surveillance technology policies

Carlos Omar | May 31, 2022
Community members are hoping to influence the recommendations that city commissioners will make to city council about how to deal…

The Voting Age Should be Lowered To 16 | OPINION

Liz Rico | April 15, 2022
Opinion, voicewaves
We trust young people to work, join the military, and make choices that will impact the rest of their lives.…

In Photos: Scenes from Long Beach Trans Pride 2021

Abel Reyes | November 18, 2021
Creating a space to offer events and services for youth and their families was the goal for the Long Beach…