Earn community service hours, build your resume, give your time and talents to build the nonprofit and create a stronger, healthier St. Louis!
STITCHERS STOREFRONT STUDIO
616 N Skinker in the Loop District
Teens learn as they help to build the nonprofit. Guest artists, arts workshops, film and media studies, read aloud, resume writing, the art of business, open studio, photography, story collecting, storytelling, videography, music, games, mentors, and more!
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Teen fashion designer Breeayra at the Open Teen Auditions Photo by Dahlgren Baker _________________________________________________________
RECRUITING NEW YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS NOW to start August, 2017
SEEKING SERIOUS YOUTH WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Fill out the form below. Come to the concerts this summer and chill with Story Stitchers! Live Sho’s Schedule
What — Art, music, spoken word, hip hop, creative writing.
How — Plan, participate, discuss, serve, record, rehearse, perform, exhibit.
Who — A select group of twenty highly engaged middle and high school aged youth.
Benefits — Mentoring, tutoring, access to higher education, better resume, business skills, artistic portfolio, make a difference in your community and more.
Work towards a better community while you have fun, make friends and build your resume with great extracurricular activities, expand your artistic and business skills, and have access to numerous adults for mentoring, tutoring and college and employment references.
To learn more attend a session and apply below. A limited number of summer internships are available for St. Louis area teens.
Story Stitchers artists and youth meet weekly at Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N Grand in Grand Center or at the Stitchers Storefront Studio, 616 N Skinker in the Loop District
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Not another one!
You need to know, you need to care, you need to act! Can’t take it back!
Not another one falling victim to the gun clap!!
Police And Teens: Finding Ways To Work Together To Combat Gun Violence
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
TEEN-LED VIDEO TAPED GALLERY DISCUSSION at Saint Louis Story Stitchers Vimeo
WHAT — A 40-minute video taped discussion with 25 participants on stools in the Des Lee Gallery during the Guns in the Hands of Artists exhibition. No audience permitted at taping.
WHY — To open communication and to identify commonality, greater understanding and ways to cooperate and collaborate between city police and teenage youth as both work to lower St. Louis’s high rates of gun violence.
SPONSORED BY —
Institute of Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis
Gun Violence & Awareness Initiative
Guns in the Hands of Artists
Des Lee Gallery, Washington University
Exhibition dates: September 16-November 21, 2015
Saint Louis Story Stitchers programming is sponsored in part by the Regional Arts Commission
Stitchers Youth Council members applied for and received a $1,000 2015 Youth Mini Grant from the Saint Louis Mental Health Board to create resource support backpacks for children attending Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Elementary School, Saint Louis Public School District. Bags will be stuffed with a sleeping bag, flashlight, toiletries, a poncho, and snacks. Life Foundation and Ready Readers are partnering organizations supplying books and school supplies.
The Stitchers Youth Council was invited to present and perform at the St. Louis Art Museum’s Teen Council Third Annual Young Artists Exhibition (YAE), May 9th, 2015. The Teens accepted the invitation! One Youth Art and Writing Contest submission, Take Your Diagnosis and Kindly Shove It by 11th grader Kathryn Harter from Parkway West High School was previewed as part of our presentation. Teens presented this short video and performed spoken word, dance, and hip hop.
The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective are Artists in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center. Professional artists and Youth Council members gather every Saturday. The Studio Theater at Kranzberg Arts Center is where members discuss art, music, and make plans to grow our project. In addition the Stitchers Storefront Studio at 616 N Skinker, just off the Delmar Loop, is open for recording, editing and publishing.
Some Saturdays include community exploration. The Collective has visited arts professionals and cultural institutions such as the Contemporary Art Museum, Bruno David Gallery, the World Chess Hall of Fame, the Saint Louis Art Museum and attend performances such as A Raisin in the Sun, a fabulous performance by The Black Rep at Harris Stowe University.
Teens 16-24 years old who are interested in arts, culture and community leadership may apply to join the Youth Council. Story Stitchers is a charitable organization and it is about giving your talent and your time to build a healthier society. If this sounds like you, apply today!
Saint Louis Story Stitchers admits youth of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.