VoiceWaves equips young people with 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 Long Beach Post, produces web content on a weekly basis, runs a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and produces multimedia content year round.

VoiceWaves has been featured in The Long Beach Post, KQED, Press-Telegram, KCET & more.

VoiceWaves also partners with CSULB’s Journalism 495 class, Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities, every semester to guide students in developing story pitching and enhance community reporting skills for the next generation.

Calls to Action

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Latest Stories from VoiceWaves

Youth Profile with Suzie Price: Long Beach’s District 3 Council Member

Chantera Walton | December 12, 2018
Price sat with VoiceWaves youth to share a personal portrait of her rise in politics, her greatest successes, and obstacles.

Shaping Young Students’ Lives: Living Arts Long Beach Provides Guidance

Caitlin Trebil | December 12, 2018
Arts + Culture
The program has helped diverse youth learn art, new skills and find acceptance.

Youth Q&A with Daryl Supernaw: Long Beach’s District 4 Council Member

Alvin Engo (The Kingfish) | December 10, 2018
We asked Supernaw a wide range of questions, including his start in politics, youth and social programs and his plans…

Don’t Mess with My Time: The Case for Year-Round Daylight Savings

Chantera Walton | December 4, 2018
The clock’s fallback is doing no one any good

‘I know nothing about adulting’; LBUSD is shifting focus to college courses over life learning

Chantera Walton | November 27, 2018
Long Beach high schools have been shifting focus to A through G requirements at what some students believe is the…

Commentary: Meet Long Beach’s New United Left

Alvin Engo (The Kingfish) | November 20, 2018
They aren’t taking chances with the alt-right encroaching on American life.