StitchCast Studio, a youth-led podcast produced by Saint Louis Story Stitches in St. Louis, Missouri, hits 3 big milestones!
100 episodes published!
And the end of Season III!
To celebrate Story Stitchers will gather with the public!!
Friday, June 24, 2022
Central Stage in Kranzberg Arts Center
3524 Washington Ave, 63103
Free and Open to the public
Story Stitchers will look back at the successes and challenges of the podcast series, and then celebrate the end of Season III with art, music, Stitchers Youth Council Awards, and a big cake! Join us for a very memorable evening!
StitchCast Studio brings together youth and professional artists in St. Louis to develop and produce a series of podcast episodes.
Youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.
Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.
Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.
Wondering how you can support Saint Louis Story Stitchers?
Attend an event and give today! To learn more, click HERE.