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

If an Earthquake Merged our Mexican Culture

Michael Lozano | October 15, 2019
Community Blog
In honor of Latino Heritage month, we honor our culture and the powerful synergies it has created with other cultures.

Flavored Vaping Products to be Banned in Long Beach

Briana Mendez-Padilla | October 3, 2019
Community Health, Government
The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday to push forward a city ban on the sale of flavored vaping and…

Sheriff’s ICE Policies, Shootings Compel Long Beach Residents into Action

Michael Lozano | October 1, 2019
Communities, Government
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is taking heat as Long Beach residents demand more oversight of immigration transfers and…

Trade Your Skills for (Almost) Anything at the ‘Time Exchange’

Alvin Engo | September 25, 2019
Communities, Economy
What started off as a way to survive the recession has become a free social network for everyday help and…


VoiceWaves | September 23, 2019
Beyond Longbeach, Communities, Government
Young people across California address the governor directly about issues they care about in their communities.

Join The Global Strike Bixby Park @ The Bluff 9/27/19

Community Guest | September 23, 2019
Community Blog
Global Climate Strike at Bixby Park at the Bluff on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.