Teen Voices: Where young writers speak though print

I was thrilled when Sarah Binning, Marketing Coordinator for Teen Voices, emailed me, saying that Word Crushes had caught her attention. She wondered if I would be willing to help spread the word about Teen Voices. And, of course, I’d be happy to. So here’s the scoop:

Teen Voices is an intensive journalism mentoring and leadership development program for teen girls in Boston whose mission is to support and educate teen girls to amplify their voices and create social change through media.

2011 marked its 20th year of print publication. To commemorate this achievement, the cover of the Spring/Summer issue featured twenty faces of readers and teen editors of Teen Voices to showcase the diversity of readers. Additionally, it held a “20 under 20” short story competition for teen girls (check out the winners here).

Through the Teen Voices program, girls create an internationally distributed print and online alternative magazine reaching 45,000 readers worldwide and receiving more than 200,000 annual page-views from 175 countries. And it remains the only alternative magazine by and for teen girls in the nation.