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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!


Photo from April 2019 preformance After the 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.

 

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 2019 article about this book, published in The Times Union, Albany, NY.


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.
Honest Weight Food Coop
 

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.