'Seventeen' Selects 15 Gen Zs For Voices Of The Year List

Seventeenmagazine has unveiled its “Voices of The Year” list, an annual franchise spotlighting teens and young adults who are “making tangible strides with their activism and bringing together a community to pave a better future together.”

“This is a truly special group of people,” Kristin Koch, executive director of Seventeen, told Publishers Daily.

“They faced unprecedented times and challenges and yet — amid a global pandemic no less — they organized, mobilized and used their voices in powerful ways to make profound changes in their communities,” she said.

Out today, the 2020 Voices of The Year list, includes 15 people under the age of 25 working to improve immigration rights, climate change, media representation and racial injustice, among other topics that matter to Seventeen’s readers.

This is the franchise’s third year.

Seventeen magazine has devoted an entire digital issue to Voices of The Year, with a digital cover and video component featuring all 15 honorees — the most selected for the list to date.

Koch said the mission of Seventeen is to amplify Gen Z’s voices and work to "effect change," as well as inspire readers “to do the same.”

The package "also provides service and advice to help get [readers] started,” she added.

Seventeen stopped regular publication of its print magazine in 2018 to focus on its digital properties and special standalone issues.
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