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

How I Overcame Language Barriers in Long Beach Unified – Student Narrative

Snigdha Barua | April 1, 2020
Arts + Culture, Education
Youth Reporter and poet Snigdha Barua shows how one can learn to speak “Benglish” and be both Bengali and American.

Pocket Privilege [VIDEO]

Crystal Niebla | March 30, 2020
Communities, Opinion
Got pockets? Well, if you wear women’s clothes, probably not.

QUIZ: Which Feminist Icon Are You?

Chantera Walton | March 23, 2020
Arts + Culture
Based on your preferences, discover which feminist icon you are most like!

It’s Easy To Be In A Saint In Paradise

Alvin C. Engo | March 16, 2020
Communities, Community Health
A youth retreat in the San Antonio Mountains is exactly what Alvin Engo needed to continue his and the community’s…

Fourth case of coronavirus reported in Long Beach

Long Beach Post | March 11, 2020
Other News
Another person in Long Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus—upping the city’s total COVID-19 cases to four—officials said Wednesday.

Racial Bias Trainings to Help LBUSD Students and Teachers – Youth Commentary

Snigdha Barua | March 10, 2020
Communities, Education
While an uncomfortable topic, implicit bias still looms in our nation and is especially visible in our schools.