WithOurVoice, Inc., which supports both Children at the Well
Youth Storytellers and the Interfaith Story Circle,
regretfully announces the postponement of
upcoming storytelling events until further notice.
All are cancelled.
- the Children at the Well end-of-season rehearsal on March 22nd
- the C@W end-of-season performance on March 29th
- the Interfaith
Youth Story Circle on April 2nd
- the C@W appearance at Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference on April 5th
In-person C@W story coaching sessions have also been cancelled for now. C@W is using this
sudden change of plans as an opportunity to explore online coaching and recording.
The C@W tellers have been honing their stories since January, and they are getting quite good!
Stay tuned! We're hoping to have videos of all the C@W storytellers telling their stories
to share with you on this site soon. When the current health crisis abates and NY State
some C@W tellers may also appear in a livestreamed concert from Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs!
Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding
is a Capital Region program, launched in 2006.
Young people from many traditions learn the art of storytelling
from professional storytellers, and explore the riches of their
human heritage. They choose or create stories they feel a deep
connection to, and work on learning how to tell. As they become
proficient storytellers they're given opportunities to present to
audiences of all sizes. Family members, friends and neighbors are
drawn into the program, and it becomes intergenerational, creating
networks of community connections.
Children at the Well enables young people to strengthen their empathy and find their voice so they can take their place as artistic, inclusive and effective leaders.
Schenectady Clergy Against Hate, 2019 and 2020 sponsor of Children at the Well, works to end hatred, division,
and seek justice, unity, and collaboration around issues within our communities.
It was awarded the 2019 Group Achievement Award
by the Schenectady Human Rights Commission.
Children at the Well, along with
WithOurVoice, Inc., is very proud to announce the publication of our guidebook
Our Stories Connect: Creating Youth Storytelling Programs to Raise Confident, Compassionate and Capable Leaders.
Five years in the making, we wrote it to provide inspiration for starting a program like C@W, and to give you the tools to do so!
Learn more here.
You can purchase Our Stories Connect
Click here to read a recent article about this book
published in The Times Union.
This is Children at the Well -
intergenerational, inclusive, spontaneous
After April 2019 performance
C@W storytellers with co-founders Gert Johnson and Paula Weiss, and first coaches Mary Murphy and Marni Gillard, 2007.
**Please Note** The Children at the Well program encourages young people to use their unique voice to tell their stories, sometimes personal or difficult.
The views presented do not necessarily reflect the views of
Children at the Well or WithOurVoice, Inc.