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.

Longform Ypsilanti resident Lucinda Printup has become an activist for juvenile justice reform after being involved in the juvenile justice system herself.
Feature Story Clifton "Clifnotes" Perry captures the sentiments shared during the youth listening session.
Longform Akintunde Oluwadare and Jamia Jackson.
Feature Story Student Elijah Wynn with one of his favorite books from the "Captain Underpants" series. The series has been frequently banned across the U.S.

Voices of Youth: How does book banning affect communities?

Feature Story "I didn't want to self destruct" by Elleona Kristine.
Feature Story Ypsilanti Community High School senior Jackie Sakina struggles with stress and says it's important for students to be aware of the mental health services available to them.
Longform Voices of Youth Daniel Fall 2022

Voices of Youth: School violence, a photo story


Voices of Youth: Teen mental health, a photo story

Longform Voices of Youth In school violence 2022

Voices of Youth: In School Violence, a photo story

Feature Story A photo from student Tyler Chavez's series on litter and community pride in Ypsilanti.
Feature Story Career Center list

A week in the life of a student at the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center

Longform Kyle (last name withheld by request) survived attempted suicide at age 17 and now shares his story with others as a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Washtenaw County.
Feature Story Jessica Ruffin.

Voices of Youth: Poetry on mental health

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

Voices of Youth: An Ypsilanti photo essay