RISE UP is a week-long celebration of often unheard voices.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers will present RISE UP with new youth-led podcasts and a performance celebrating the voices and rising power of Black youth.

RISE UP Who’s Ready?

Listen to the voices of Black youth to learn and grow your own awareness of the root causes of violence. Carry the torch forward to support at risk youth in your own community. Newly recorded StitchCast Studio Podcast releases will take place daily (except Sunday): Friday, August 28, 2020-Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM Central on PodbeanGoogle Podcasts, apple podcastsSpotify and Youtube.


The Special Edition StitchCast Studio RISE UP line up is…

August 28 – How to Eat an Elephant

August 29 – Gun Violence IS a Public Health Epidemic

August 30 – Creative Youth Development

August 31 – Power of Words

September 2 – Power of Music

September 3 – RISE UP Finale

RISE UP Finale is the release of the video of Story Stitchers February 17, 2020 live Black History Month performance at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. The live performance was sponsored by the Brown School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.

Streaming Performance on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 7:30 PM Central onto storystitchers.org, YouTube, facebook and Vimeo.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers programs are supported locally by the City of St. Louis’ Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant of 2020, Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, Steward Family Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Incarnate Word Foundation, Missouri Humanities Council, Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission, Arts and Education Council PNC, and nationally by the Lewis Prize for Music Covid-19 Community Response Fund, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and supportive individuals like YOU!