Mission, Vision and Values
Teen Voices supports and educates teen girls to amplify their voices and create social change through media.
Teen Voices envisions a world of equality and opportunity for all girls, in which we are a premier center for positive teen girl-produced media. With the support of an intergenerational network, we provide a space for girls to become competent, confident, and courageous leaders for change.
Social and Economic Justice
We believe in educating and engaging teen girls to recognize injustice in the world and make changes for themselves and the larger community.
We respect, celebrate, and learn from each of our differences and commonalities, including those based on age, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and identity, religion, and class.
We believe in gender equality in society, and therefore commit to engaging the community in taking action to change inequalities facing women and girls." Teen Voices supports teen girls by providing positive, powerful, and empowering media that are the alternatives to mainstream media that often exploit women and girls.
We believe that each person has the experiences, ability, knowledge and skills to contribute actively, vocalize difference, and in coalition with others, advocate on behalf of social change.
We believe in the power of strategic collaboration to build on our strengths and the strengths of others to deepen and expand our work with teen girls. Teen Voices chooses to collaborate with individuals and organizations whose mission and work processes align with our own mission and values.
We support an intergenerational leadership model where each person's diverse skill sets are valued and seen as integral to the success of the organization as a whole, regardless of age or position. We believe that this model enables each person to participate in a leadership capacity, serving to teach and learn from one another.
Integrity and Accountability
We believe in upholding the highest ethical standards in our decision-making processes and in our work with each other and the broader community. We are personally responsible to our colleagues, supporters, and constituencies. Our values are the core of our organization.
Excellence and Impact
We hold the highest expectations for quality of work as board, staff, volunteers, and teen participants." These high expectations are the foundation of our social justice programming and underscore our impact in Boston and beyond. We define progress through evaluation processes that measure the quality and success of our work.
We believe in giving women and girls the opportunities, support, skills, and resources necessary to make informed choices for their self-development and collective change