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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.

This includes:

  • 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
All are cancelled.

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 regulations allow, 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.

photo of cover of Our Stories Connect 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 on Amazon.

Click here to read a recent article about this book published in The Times Union.

This is Children at the Well - intergenerational, inclusive, spontaneous

Photo from April 2019 preformance
After April 2019 performance            
Photo from 2007
C@W storytellers with co-founders Gert Johnson and Paula Weiss, and first coaches Mary Murphy and Marni Gillard, 2007.

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Photo of cover of the film Stepping Toward the Lion
For more info about this film, click here
Click here to read a 2015 article about Children at the Well
published in The Times Union.

Children at the Well is a program of WithOurVoice, Inc.

Funding provided, in part, by:

The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation Chobani Shepherd's Gift Foundation

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Stewart's Shops

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Thank you to the shoppers at
Honest Weight Food Co-op who donated to Children at the Well through the bag tokens program.
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The design and maintenance of this web site are donated by
Kate Dudding.

**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.