Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective gathers African American youth ages 16-24 years old to talk about current issues and turn that into art aimed at creating social change. The Artists Collective’s current focus is bullying, bias, and gun violence. Story Stitchers promote peace and understanding through a unique brand of urban storytelling, art, and hip-hop. Story Stitchers work on the root causes of youth gun violence including the trauma of poverty and the lack of adult guidance and mentorship by providing ongoing vocational training, safe spaces to gather, relevant cultural experiences, meaningful methods of self-expression, and character education through weekly meetings, in-school assembly programs, community building, and performances. The work of the Collective is authentic and powerful. It documents black history through written word and art including poetry, photography and video recordings while training the next generation to become active, engaged citizens. Programs become a force multiplier, rippling into families, schools and neighborhoods and offering solutions to pervasive urban problems.
The Program Director is responsible for the coordination and administration of youth programs and youth recruitment through engagement with schools and local community organizations.
The Program Director works with artists and youth in the organization and supports their work through planning, organizing, administering, attendance, and advocacy.
The Program Director reports to and works directly with the President of the Board of Directors who also serves as the CEO.
The Program Director works full-time for a minimum of 40 hours per week at Story Stitchers designated locations with minimum of 20 hours per week for youth contact.
Artists, volunteers and youth ages 16-24 work collaboratively in social justice art practice. Story Stitchers is about GIVING to the city we all love.
To apply, please contact us.
Pick the City UP
SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The purpose of the Community Council is to build a network of support for the organization.
Story Stitchers Vice President Cassandria White serves as board liaison.
Community Council members…
- ADVOCATE! Stay up to date, follow the blog and help to spread the word through social media.
- ATTEND events and bring guests.
- PARTICIPATE in the annual Bowl A Thon fundraiser. It’s a super simple and easy way to support peace!
Join today! The Bowl A Thon Committee needs YOU!
June 19-July 28, 2019
STITCHERS YOUTH COUNCIL
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 16-24 year old 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. It’s about giving and the city you love!
Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a proud partner organization of STL Youth Jobs.