Stitchers Teen Council


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PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS through STL Youth Jobs. Register in February, 2017. Sign up for emails to get notifications. Limited spaces available.

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!

Email storystitchers@gmail.com

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page!

Donations are gratefully accepted. Scholarships are available!

Ron Robinson accompanies Teen Council member Elysse. 4/30/2016 rehearsal for the St. Louis Storytelling Festival
Ron Robinson accompanies Teen Council member Elysse. 4/30/2016 rehearsal for the St. Louis Storytelling Festival

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Stitchers Teen Council’s new single entitled Not Another One! is available on iTunes! Click HERE

For more info click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

  Teen fashion designer Breeayra at the Open Teen Auditions Photo by Dahlgren Baker                                                          _________________________________________________________

Stitchers Teens Jaquan, Toryon and Taron filming the music video for their song Not Another 1! Photo Susan Colangelo
Stitchers Teens Jaquan, Toryon and Taron filming the music video for their song Not Another 1!
Photo Susan Colangelo

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

Find UPCOMING activities HERE

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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

Stitchers Teen Council member Toryon investigates an artwork by Adam Mysock, created from a decommissioned gun in the exhibition, Guns in the Hands of Artists, Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis, September 12, 2015.
Stitchers Teen Council member Toryon investigates an artwork by Adam Mysock, created from a decommissioned gun in the exhibition, Guns in the Hands of Artists, Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis, September 12, 2015.

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

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Mariana Parisca leads Stitchers Teen Council members on an admissions tour of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts studios.
Mariana Parisca leads Stitchers Teen Council members on an admissions tour of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts studios.

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Stitchers Teen 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.

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The Stitchers Teen 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.

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The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective are Artists in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center. Professional artists and Teen 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 who are interested in arts, culture and community leadership may apply to join the Teen Council. All Stitchers Teen Council members are given a full scholarship.

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.

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