We Are The Squad

Hello, Welcome to Word On The Street, La Voz de Los Jovenes! WOTS is a magazine by teens for teens. It is ran by a group of youth from Asheville who want to see their community come to together. We had a great year last year, pulling in tons of submissions and bringing said community together at events run by WOTS. This year we are hoping to top that with more submissions and even better events.

Our Vision

Communities and cultures empowered by a diverse team of youth using their voice, talents and imagination to make a difference within the community.

Our Mission

Word on the Street is dedicated to creating a community and culture driven youth online magazine to give the youth a voice.

Ceirra

My name is Ceirra and I am 13. I am in the 7th grade. I am from Griffin, Georgia. I play band, I play percussion, and sometimes I  play basketball. The reason I joined Word on the Street is I felt it would open my eyes to new stuff and opportunity and let...

Samiya

Hi , my name is Samiya and I’m in the 8th grade. I like to run track and be athletic, The reason I joined Word on the Street is because I think that this is a start to help change the way the world is, because right now it’s messed up and dangerous. What I...

Sharissa

My name is Sharissa, and I am 12 years old. I like to write, sing, sew, knit ,and dance. I joined word on the street because I knew it would be fun and would bring lots of opportunities and good changes . If I could change something in the world, it would...

Caprice

My name is Caprice Smith. I am 12 years old and I am in 6th grade. I love to take pictures and paint. I love to Paint so I can express myself and I also love to take pictures because I have been taking them for a long time. One of the reasons why I joined...

Jeanette

My name is Jeanette Quituizaca and I am 15 years old. I was born in Asheville NC, and I am currently in 10th grade. I would describe myself as kind, funny, social, and proud. I really like to go to church, hang out with friends, and go shopping. I applied...

Niobe

My name is Niobe I am 13-years-young and I’m in 8th grade. I was born in Asheville, NC but I grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia so I’m basically from Georgia.Growing up in Georgia has made me who I am today.I had many friends and I wasn't so shy. I also...

Kaliyah

Bonjour Je m'appelle Kaliyah , I am 15-years-young and full of energy. I love to laugh, I think everything is so hilarious ! La la la I love to sing. It was passed down in the family, it makes me feel free and it makes me sane. Two, to, and too: they all...

Joshue

My name is Joshue Garcia-Espidio. I am 13-years- old and was born in North Carolina, USA. My family is from Mexico and is Hispanic. I like my culture and I’m proud of who I am, and where I’m from. I speak Spanish and learned to speak English in...

Serenity

My name is Serenity Lewis, I’m 14-years-old in the 8th grade.  I love to do color art; it's how I express myself, and it's one of the reasons why I joined Word On The Street. I also believe that Word On The Street can help change the world. I believe that...

Calvin

My name is Calvin and I joined Word on the Street to see a change and not  just in my town or in my state. I want to see a change in the world, even a small change cause there's a saying I really like called the ripple effect. It says that if you drop a...

Jay

I am Jay Thomason, I’m 16-years-old and I am a new member of Word on the Street and so far it's been a fun and helpful learning experience. I decided to join Word on the Street because my mom told me about it and that it is a magazine for youth of color...

Amyah

Hi my name is Amyah. I’m currently in middle school and I’m in the 7th grade, though supposed to be in the 8th. The reason I’m not is because is my birthday is behind the dead line. I live in Asheville, North Carolina with my mom. I like to draw and cheer....

Temo

My name is Temo. I was born in Mexico and I was about a year old when I came to the United States. Fun fact: I was born with my umbilical cord strangling me. My first language is Spanish and I learned to speak English in kindergarten and in first grade. I...