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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.

Teen storytellers tell tales of peace

April 19, 2013; Albany Times Union

Words can be powerful, and teaching young people to use them to be a force for good in the world is a goal of Children at the Well, a Capital Region interfaith youth storytelling project.

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:

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