We won’t be contained to a Tweet, or reduced to a Snapchat image. We won’t settle for stereotypes or be comfortable with injustice.
Instead, 30 of us from 16 different schools in the Kansas City region will come together and build a better community by crafting and sharing our stories.
We are the KC Storytellers Scholars. You should hear what we have to say.
Community Exhibition, April 29, 7-9pm, at The Gem Theatre. Reserve Seats!
Read about the KC Storytellers from a feature on Educator Innovators, and read about the other LRNG grants.
Students: You need a teacher-advisor who will nominate you. Then you complete an application. We can only accept 40 students city-wide. You’ll work with high school students from different schools, learn about the craft of storytelling, and share your story with our community. Read more here.
Teachers: Nominate up to 5 students (though only 2 students per school will be admitted) now through December. The students you nominate should have stories to tell that our community should hear and should be open to experiencing the stories of other students from diverse backgrounds. As a nominating teacher you won’t attend workshops, but you agree to check-in with students during the program.
KC Artists: Send us a note through our Contact page if you are interested in working with the Scholars.
KC Community: SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 29, 7-9pm. Be a part of the Storytellers Exhibition.
Have a story that our community should hear? Open to experiencing the stories of students from other schools? Want to be a part of the KC Storytellers Scholars team?
How do I get selected?
Ask a teacher to nominate you.They won’t come with you to the workshops, but they’ll be able to check in with you through the program.
What kind of stories will we share?
True stories that you’ve experienced. But the stories can be in different modes — like oral stories you speak in front of an audience or short films that include visuals. It’s your story so we’ll help you tell it like you want to.
Will there be food? Will this be fun?
Yes! And yes! Oh, and we will also provide each Scholar with a $50 stipend since you’ll be making our community better by sharing your story.
I’m in! What’s next?
If you have already lined up a teacher to be your advisor at school, then complete the application by January 20. If you need help finding a teacher at your school to be your advisor, contact Brian at email@example.com. He can help.
We want to help take student writing outside of classroom walls. Teachers create opportunities for personal writing and nominate students. Students craft and share their stories with a larger community. The community embraces and amplifies the stories of young people.
HOW IT WORKS
Teachers can nominate up to 5 students to be KCStoryteller Scholars. We select 40 students from diverse schools to become Scholars. They will learn craft of storytelling, work with professionals, and share their stories.
We celebrate the stories from our community on Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7pm -9pm.