Our shared stories weave the web of community.
From ancient times, stories have relayed wisdom from the elders, guidance for the young, entertainment on long, dark nights and laughter from the belly of the bards. Most of us cherish a favorite story from childhood, one we wanted to hear told again and again and eventually learned by heart.
As technology takes over our lives, a revision of this ancient art holds out promise for the recovery of our imaginations and for the shared fabric of our local communities.
We believe in the healing power of story to create a more vibrant, interconnected, and peaceful world.
WithOurVoice, Inc. is a community organization promoting storytelling--traditional and otherwise-- at local venues, monthly events, festivals and trainings.
We oversee two programs in the Capital Region: Children at the Well, a youth program which trains diverse groups of young teenagers in the art of storytelling, and the Interfaith Story Circle which holds informal monthly circles.
We are also involved in propagating our programs nationally.
We believe all people can embrace who they are,
Can Define Their Future,
and can change the world.
To increase capacity for intercultural understanding, build diverse community connections and grow compassionate leaders, through the ancient art of storytelling.
We envision a world where human connectedness is sought and celebrated by lifting up cultural and individual identity and voice, resulting in a deeper understanding and appreciation of ourselves, others, and the world around us.
WithOurVoice,Inc. oversees two programs, Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding, and the Interfaith Story Circle.
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 book is for you. Use it and be part of the solution!
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We are excited to announce this summer, Children at the Well is partnering with Northeast Storytelling and Stories in the Streets to offer the online FLY! summer storytelling program.
WithOurVoice, Inc. is not currently conducting in-person storytelling events. However, Board meetings, Children at the Well storycoaching, the FLY! summer program, and a July 16th Interfaith Story Circle are going ahead online.