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

Long Beach Rallies Against “Endless War” in Middle East

Alvin Engo | January 17, 2020
A new wave of grassroots organizers rises due to the wake of growing tensions in the Middle East and in…

At Millikan, Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Stop Football Coach from Winning

CSULB Enterprise Reporters | January 17, 2020
Communities, Community Health
Millikan football coach DeJuan Campbell proves that disability is no barrier to success.

California Gambling Problems Prompt Youth Surveys

VoiceWaves | December 9, 2019
Community Health
We need your help gathering information from youth throughout California!

Award-winning painter showcases ocean ripples, pollution awareness at Aquarium of the Pacific

Briana Mendez-Padilla | November 26, 2019
Arts + Culture, Environment
“Finding aesthetic elegance helps me cope with the destruction,” said ocean and water artist Danielle Eubank.

MOLAA’s 2019 Día de los Muertos Exhibit Showcases the Old and New

Yesenia Pacheco | November 25, 2019
Arts + Culture
One artist hand-sewed an 18-foot quilt honoring women killed in Mexico for a selected period of time.

“You Are Beautiful”— A Teen’s Long Recovery from Eating Disorder

VoiceWaves | November 22, 2019
Community Health, Uncategorized
A Long Beach youth describes their struggles with an eating disorder and their road to recovery.