Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth is a series that will capture the youth perspective and narrative during the COVID-19 response to recovery. It is made possible with funding from the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.

Feature Story Djaka Kaba's photo of the garden at Growing Hope.

Voices of Youth: An Ypsilanti photo essay


Feature Story Kadiatou Kitagbe Kaba's art project, "Inside Our Mind."

Voices of Youth: Poems and art on mental health


Feature Story BC VOY RECYCLING

Voices of Youth: How to be better at recycling household waste


Feature Story Voices of Youth Percy
Longform Voices of Youth Photo Story Transportation

Voices of Youth: Transportation, a photo story


Feature Story Amir Abston is an advanced placement computer science student at Skyline High School.
Feature Story State Rep. Felicia Brabec and U-M Human Trafficking Clinic Founding Director Bridgette Carr are both Washtenaw County-based advocates for human trafficking awareness.

Voices of Youth: How public misperception of human trafficking makes it harder to combat


Longform Keyla Garcia-Rodriguez.

Voices of Youth: Local youth speak out on Washtenaw County's gun violence epidemic and how to end it


Feature Story "The Hands of the Named" by Elleona Ragland.

Voices of Youth: Poetry and art on gun violence


Feature Story Autumn Crump holds her poster.

Voices of Youth: Promoting a safer, cleaner community through art


Feature Story Thylicia video screenshot
Longform Voices of Youth Transportation Daniel  Kibezi
Longform Clockwise from upper left: students Nani C., Emily N., Fiza C., and Salem D.; and adult leaders Lori Saginaw, Yen Azzaro, and Anna Gonzalez.

Voices of Youth: AAPI leaders speak out on Asian stereotypes and how to combat them


Feature Story A design for a dress challenging stereotypes of Asian women, created by student Ella Yip.
Feature Story Voices of Youth participant Quincy Behm.

Voices of Youth: Poetry on racism and policing