Category Archives: Youth Report

The Youth Report highlights the work of young journalists between the ages of 14 and 18 telling visual stories about their communities and their own lives.

Melanie Page: A Leader From Birth


Text by Jayde Scogin/ Photos courtesy of Melanie Page Melanie Page was born to her Irish-Italian mother, Joan Ventura, in a “girls home” in Alabama. Ventura was only 17 years old at the time when […]

Never Stop Following Your Dreams


Text by Vaso Poulokefalos/ Photos Caroline Stephens Miles Caroline Stephens Miles has dedicated her career to helping injured athletes. She is currently the head athletic trainer for Madison County High School and has recently decided […]

Small Town Leaders with Big Impacts


Text by Dionna Russell/ Photos Lashanna Brooks Being from a town like Savannah, Georgia opens many opportunities to learn about history and even gives you the chance to create history. When I think of a […]

Poor Little Indian Girl from Poarch’ Becomes First Chairwoman of Alabama Tribe


Text by Kaylee Salter/ Photos courtesy of Megan Zamoro Stephanie A. Bryan is a proud wife, mother, and the first chairwoman of the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama: The Poarch Band of […]

Many Hands Make Lighter Loads


Text by Jessica Strickland/ Photos by Jessica Strickland Debbie Booher is an advocate for the homeless in Austin, Texas. Along with working a full-time job, Booher has dedicated her life and free time to serving […]

An American Hero


Text by Della Sanford/ Photos by Elinor Sanford and the U.S. Army This story highlights the triumphs of an African American, lesbian soldier during twenty-two years of service in the Army, including deployment during the […]

Survivor, Mother, Principle and Activist


Text by Maddie Hughes/ Photos courtesy Maddie Hughes When tasked with finding a female leader in our community, I searched around to find one, and  realized that my own mother is a prime example. She […]

The Potential Within


Text by Ciana Bruce/ Photos by Charletta Cloud & Ciana Bruce Church and education sustained her passion for serving others. But her potential paved the path for a new service — leadership.  Jacquelyn Ponder, who […]

Standing in the Gap: The Life of Missionary Gussie Breedlove


Text by Stephanie Breedlove/ Photos courtesy of Gussie Breedlove One of the unsung heroes of the Atlanta community is Missionary Gussie Breedlove. This story explores her life and impact on poverty-stricken communities throughout Atlanta. Missionary […]

Atlanta: Then & Now — Capturing Hidden Realities in Atlanta’s 1960s Civil Rights Movement


Text by Megan Butler and Photo by Rusty Miller There is tremendous power in the ability to freeze a moment in time. Memories captured by a photographer are never forgotten. Just one image can evoke […]

Atlanta: Then & Now — Lightning: Gone In a Flash


Text and Photos by Eric Naccarato A solitary figure walks along a lonely, worn-down stretch of road.  Behind her lies a wasteland of urban development and construction. A skeletal high-rise looms, a symbol of the […]

Young Incarcerated Photographers Make Magic in Photos


Text by Katy McCarthy | Photos by AS 220 Participants How do you make magic in a place where there is none? In Rhode Island a photography program inside of a youth detention center is […]