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Program of teens' stories focus of new book
"Our Stories Connect" speaks to educators, other groups
Donna Liquori May 24, 2019; Albany Times Union
Children at the Well (C@W) began over a decade ago to bring teens from the Capital Region together to share their stories. Now the group has published a book so other educators and organizations can incorporate storytelling into their worlds using the C@W method.
Seeing in all ways what's universal
Jan. 19, 2018; Albany Times Union
Background: He was born in India in Bangalore. His family immigrated to the United States when he was 11 months old. He lives in Latham with his father Sumit, is senior director for GE Digital, and his mother, Prachi, a business architect in state government. He's 15 and has a beagle named Buddy. He's in 10th grade at Shaker High School in Colonie.
Children at the Well marks 10 years of fostering tolerance through storytelling
Gehad Ibrahim,April 22, 2015; Albany Times Union
In the past, people gathered around wells to bring water back to their families. In the process, they met different people and exchanged stories.
Today the Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-city Area is encouraging children to find treasures from their cultures, traditions, faiths and religions and bring them back to their communities.
Much power in the tales we tell
March 21, 2014; Albany Times Union
One of the best things about our 20th anniversary celebration in November was the presence of young storytellers, members of Children at the Well which will have its 10th anniversary in 2015. Paula Weiss and I began the program with a grant from the National Storytelling Network for a venture that would use storytelling to bring about transformation in individuals and communities. The group has lived up to its promise and its name that now includes Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding. It has done just that in our community and beyond.
Exchange student from Africa has a well of stories to tell
March 26, 2011; Albany Times Union
Salamatu Mohammed: 16, foreign-exchange student at Salem High School, where she is a member of the senior class. At this year's Children of the Well event on April 3, her story will be one her grandmother told about a wise man of faith.
An interview with Marni Gillard and Danielle Colin, Storycoaches, on Story By Story; March 2019
Children at the Well on Schenectady Today
2012; Schenectady Today
Gertrude Johnson and Sarah will represent "Children at the Well". This is an Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri City Area of youth storytelling with youths from diverse faiths. Website: www.childrenatthewell.org
Older News Links...
- Sharing a recipe for peace, 6-11-16
- Storytelling Evening at Temple Sinai, 3-13-14
- Sharing Stories, Not Dogmas, 1-20-14
- Listening to Children at the Well, 10-15-13
- The Negative and the Positive, 3-23-13
- Spiritual Side of Kids in Stories, 1-18-13
- It’s all about telling the story, 12-11-12
- A Shared Humanity, 9-8-11
- Stories Unite Our World, 9-4-10
- Stories a Slam Dunk, 8-23-10
- One Path to World Peace (video), 7-25-10
- One Path to World Peace (text), 7-25-10
- Children Give Moving Expressions of Peace and Hope, 3-9-10
- Storytelling Furnishes Connection to Past, 12-14-09
- One God: Many Different Tales, 12-10-09
- Storytelling Promotes Peace, 3-22-09
- Youth Storytelling Event Shares Commonality of Area’s Religions, 3-17-08
- Stories Build Links of Faith, 3-17-07
- Children at the Well: an Interfaith / Intergenerational Storytelling Venture, March 2007
- Students Sharing Their Stories, 1-31-06
Our Alumni in the News
- Swipe to Unlock: The Non-Coder’s Guide to Technology and the Business Strategy Behind It, a book by Neel Mehta, Aditya Agashe (C@W alum) and Parth Detroja, 9-20-17
- Bringing Storytelling to Campus by Adah Hetko, 4-1-14
- Saint Rose’s John Lyden: Award-winning Director, 4-1-14