Streetside Stories is an arts education nonprofit that uses storytelling traditions to engage students in writing, the arts, and technology.
Through the power of storytelling, Streetside Stories cultivates young people's voices to develop literacy and arts skills, fosters educational equity, values diversity, and builds community.
Streetside Stories currently provides the following programs to our school and community partners:
- Story Train (K-5th grade) provides early childhood storytelling, theater, and educational enrichment to make the arts and writing fun.
- Visual Voices (4th-5th grade) helps children connect with literacy at a young age through photography, storytelling, writing, and a variety of tech-based mediums to create digital slideshows and stories.
- Stories Out Loud (6th-8th grade) builds off the Story Train curriculum to use storytelling, theater, and literary arts to strengthen middle school students’ art and literacy skills.
- Stories in Motion (6th-8th grade) expands on the Visual Voices curriculum, helping youth create digital stories and strengthen their media arts and literacy skills.
- DigiLit (9th-12th grade) is a semester-long digital storytelling program that helps teens make short films about their true-life stories, and participate in apprenticeships that build leadership and career skills.
- First Edition (3rd-5th grade) engages students in visual arts, theater arts, and writing through fun storytelling projects that build early literacy skills.
- The Storytelling Exchange (6th grade) uses storytelling and theater to reinforce core language arts standards, inspiring students to tell their own stories and build lasting literacy skills.
- Tech Tales (7th grade) expands on the Storytelling Exchange curriculum to include media arts activities, helping students transform their writing into digital stories.