Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding
is a Capital Region of New York 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 them.
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.
As in-person C@W story coaching sessions have been cancelled until further notice, we're using this time as an opportunity to explore online coaching and recording.
Here are the 2020 C@W storytellers' stories, recorded at home!
After the April 2019 performance
C@W storytellers with co-founders Gert Johnson and Paula Weiss, and first coaches Mary Murphy and Marni Gillard, 2007.
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 2019 article about this book,
published in The Times Union, Albany, NY.