At Children’s Voice, we believe every child deserves to be heard. For over 15 years, we have worked to amplify children’s voices and advocate for their rights and wellbeing.

You can send us an email at newsdesk@childrenvoice.com

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is a world where all children are listened to, valued, and able to fulfill their potential. Our mission is to uplift children’s perspectives, promote youth empowerment, and create spaces for intergenerational dialogue.

We achieve this through our three main programs:

  1. Research and Policy We conduct child-centered research to elevate children’s voices in policy decisions that affect them. Our researchers work with children of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to understand their lived experiences, ideas for change, and hopes for the future. We publish reports and briefs to inform leaders and drive youth-inclusive policy making.
  2. Communication and Storytelling We provide platforms for children to speak out, share their stories, creations, ideas and concerns. This includes our award-winning quarterly magazine by and for children, our podcast network created by young hosts, and our series of books featuring youth advocates from around the world.
  3. Education and Outreach We offer creative workshops, trainings and resources to teach adults how to genuinely listen to and engage children. We also direct an afterschool program for elementary students focused on self-expression, critical thinking, and finding their voice on issues they care about.

Our Team and History

Children Voice was founded in 2008 by a diverse group of educators, activists, youth workers and young people. Our staff members today continue this multigenerational, cross-sector approach – we are teachers, social workers, writers, artists, researchers, policy experts, and former (or current!) outspoken kids.

We are proud to have youth representation integrated throughout our organization. Our youth board provides input on projects, campaigns and publications. And many former young volunteers and interns have grown into staff roles guiding our work into the future.

If you’re as passionate as we are about supporting children’s voices, we welcome you to get involved through volunteering, joining our youth media network, subscribing to our magazine, or making a donation. Thank you for listening!