Elevating the Voices of Wyman Teens

Wyman Voices is an ongoing platform for our young people to share their voices and perspectives on important and relevant topics.

Throughout this page, you will find a series of videos and that share the thoughts, ideas, reflections, and experiences of our teens around important issues that impact all of us.

Reflecting on Impactful Wyman Experiences

Dominique shares an impactful experience she has had with Wyman, and why it has encouraged her to try new things. View the transcript here.

Lotus shares how a Wyman camp experience helps her remember that she always has a support system. View the transcript here.

Previous Videos and Topics

Wyman Voices Introduction from Claire Wyneken

View here.

Transcript can be found here.

Black Lives Matter

“The only person that can truly stop you from achieving your goals and what you are destined for, which is greatness, is yourself.” – Namyiah

Joelly discusses the importance of educating herself and her role as an ally in the BLM movement. View here. Transcript can be found here.

Namyiah says her role in the BLM movement is to educate others and to be the light to her peers and her community. View her videos: BLM 1 and BLM 2.  Transcripts can be found here: BLM 1 and BLM 2

Skylar discusses her duty and responsibility as a leader to unify and fight for equality in order to have hope in the world. View here. Transcript can be found here.

Virtual Learning: Personal Experiences, Hopes, and Concerns

Introduction from Tiarra Harris, High School Coach. View hereTranscript can be found here.

Skylar discusses the importance of listening to doctors, and making sure students have access to extra resources and help during this time. View hereTranscript can be found here.

Namyiah talks about how difficult it is to focus when you’re outside of the school setting. View hereTranscript can be found here.

Joelly discusses some of the positives and negatives to virtual learning. View hereTranscript can be found here.

Here, Namyiah talks about her concerns for the new school year. View hereTranscript can be found here.

Here, Joelly talks about her hopes of virtual learning being easier to navigate this year, and that eventually she will get back into the classroom. View hereTranscript can be found here.

#WYMANTeensWill Vote

“It is a privilege to be able to have a voice in this country now….Every voice needs to be heard. Every voice matters.” Watch Jalen here, as he discusses the importance of using your voice and being an educated voter. View the transcript here.

“Know what you’re voting for.”  Watch Ramya here, as she discusses what voting means to her and encourages others to become educated voters. View the transcript here.

“The youth and the millennial generation making up the largest voting pool in the country…us showing up for this election could decide our fate as a country.” Watch Barrington here, as he discusses the importance of the youth vote in the upcoming election. View the transcript here.

Reflecting on 2020 and Looking Forward to 2021

“The thing I’m looking forward to most in 2021 is graduating high school and getting to go to college.” Watch Lotus here share some reflections on 2020 and what she is looking forward to as we move into 2021. View the transcript here

“One thing I’m looking forward to in 2021 is springtime and summer time and I’m also looking forward to getting promoted to high school.” Watch Dominique here share some thoughts on 2020 and what she is hoping for in the new year. View the transcript here