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Phone: 609-430-1922
PO Box 995
Princeton Junction
New Jersey 08550
USA
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Target demographics: Children and youth aged pre-K to adulthood. Programs are specifically effective at reaching those at risk due to learning disabilities, living below the poverty line or learning English as a second language.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 195 educators develop storytelling skills for their classroom and worked with over 1,000 at-risk children and youth on developing literacy and communication skills

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Geographic areas served: New Jersey

Programs: A sample of SAI projects include:
Alexander Hamilton Academy - project designed to work with Pre-K, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students on literacy and communication skills as well as their teachers on Professional Development.

Morris County Youth Facilities - Storytelling, discussion and writing with residents of the youth detention center and shelter.

Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County - A program that will introduce concepts of character education in assemblies (motivational speaking sessions) for the entire population of the club including assemblies and workshops for children, staff and parents.

Mission:
Storytelling Arts' mission is to preserve, promote and impart the living art of storytelling to develop literacy, strengthen communities, and nurture the human spirit.
Results:
Served over 23,000 children and over 60 long-term program sites since 1996.

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04/22/14
Recently I was pleased to work with and advise selected members of the Storytelling Arts Board as they engaged in the necessary and fulfilling work of developing a new strategic plan. It was a terrific experience which allowed us all to capture the mission, vision, commitment and excitement of the ... more »
04/09/14
Students were extremely engaged and excited about the Storyteling Arts. It allowed for students to use their imaginations and create their own details in their mind while listening to these stories. The stories were aligned with content students were learning in Social Studies which helped to ... more »
11/29/12
I've been involved with Storytelling Arts for a decade. I am also a secondary school teacher. I've twice participated in summer institutes. What I've seen in classrooms -- those of our tellers and my own-- is that this is as close to a magical teaching/learning method as there is. I once watched... more »
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