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Mr. Kala Gause, President and CEO of Beyond Athletics Scouting

When we ALL work together Our Voice Becomes ONE Voice! An analysis of 68 after school studies found that students participating in high-quality after school programs went to school more,

Arts Music Youth

Young Entrepreneurs Combine Web Savvy, African Tradition

By Kiersten Willis High-fashion swimsuits should be readily accessible to all women, and a young fashionista and her serial entrepreneur brother have set out to make that happen with Kente

Community Youth

Local Youth Will Demonstrate In Toronto on April 1

The number one rule on April Fools’ Day is: Don’t trust anything you see or hear. That will be impossible for citizens and visitors around movie theatres in downtown Toronto


Student Profile

    Name: Linmarie Serrano Age: 18 School: School of the Arts Grade Point Average: 2.8 Dreams and Goals: Study Criminal Justice Hobbies: Going to the recreation center/helping others Proudest

Community Youth

50 summer internship positions available at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has about 50 summer internship positions available for college students at its locations in upstate New York. Summer internship positions include jobs in finance,

Community Youth

Youth Profile: Maria Morales

Name: Maria Morales Age: 17 Siblings: Three brothers Grade Point Average: 4.0 Awards/Scholarships: Susan B. Anthony Award/Robert Wesley College/ Dreams and Goals: Being an FBI Agent/Being a Leader/Helping others Hobbies:

National Youth

Looking For a Mentor: Perfect Match

  By Kenny F. Jean There’s a saying if you want to know how to be a millionaire, take one to lunch. Finding a business mentor or coach who has

Featured National Youth

Why Black Youth Need Positive Black Images

Anti-black bias is still prevalent in our society, particularly in mainstream media. Parents can counter the negative effects of this social ill by exposing their children to positive representations of

Featured Youth

Charter Schools: Lack of Oversight and Accountability

By David Love Harlem Success Academy 5   This comes as the Black Lives Matter movement weighs in on the issue of education. The Movement for Black Lives issued a

National Sports Youth

Color no barrier: Simone Manuel steers Team USA to 1,000th Olympic gold at Rio 2016

  By Paul Armstrong, CNN Each games produces new heroes — athletes able to inspire and potentially change the way we see the world. One remarkable example at Rio 2016

National Sports Youth

Fans Slam Judges for Knocking Gabby Douglas from Finals, Others Push Back Against Hair Critics

    By Kiersten Willis During Sunday’s Olympic qualifying, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas all earned more than 60 points. It was an impressive feat, but many could only focus

Arts Education Youth

We Need Diverse Books Accomplishes Publishing Mission

    by Safon Floyd We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB), a grassroots organization that is dedicated to changing the publishing industry by producing and promoting literature that depicts, and honors

Arts Feature Featured Health Youth

Serena Williams Takes on Body Shamers, Realizes Her Inspiration to Young Girls in New Interview

by Kiersten Willis Serena Williams knows there are haters. And she’s giving them more fodder in a skin-baring, new photo shoot. The tennis pro is seen along the beach donning

Health Youth

Obesity Rates Still Rising Among U.S. Kids

Obesity rates in children in the United States—which began their ascent nearly three decades ago—continue to rise unchecked, with the largest increases in severe obesity, a new study warns. “Despite

Community Feature Youth

The Hardship and Struggle of A Young Black Mother

Follow us: OurVoice9 on Twitter | ourvoicemagazine on Facebook There are so many stories to hear, so much inspiration, so many sadnesses and struggles. For many women, poverty, safety and