Our Stories Connect
Creating Youth Storytelling Programs to Raise Confident, Compassionate, and Capable Leaders
A Children at the Well™ Guidebook
Do you want to make a positive impact on your community? Do you want to work with young people to empower them to change the future, through storytelling?
This comprehensive guide is for you! Use it and be part of the solution.
Paula B. Weiss, Editor
Bob Kenegis, October 29, 2018
A Guidebook! I am reminded of a quote by the legendary naturalist, author and artist Ernest Thompson Seton. “When you have found a trail you are thereby ordained a guide. When you have won a kingdom, you must give it away or lose it.”
The trail, 25 years in the making, that the founders of The Interfaith Story Circle and Children at the Well, have blazed, and the editor and contributors to Our Stories Connect document, is as the title suggests one of great heart and vision. But there is much more than vision here. There is vision in action and it is detailed in astonishing detail. Our guides have indeed given away the kingdom...
Ready To Start Your Own Well?
Part 2 offers practical exercises that you may use to help storytellers to develop their own stories and skills. It includes sample forms, prompts, and checklists that you are free to use in running your own program. We’ve also included a handy resource guide listing organizations, allies, and great sources of information on the theory and practice of storytelling to help you along your journey.