New Partnership with Missouri Green Schools

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Saint Louis Stitchers is pleased to announce that we are now a partnering organization with Missouri Green Schools.

Missouri Green Schools’ mission is to improve health and wellness, incorporate sustainability education, and reduce environmental impact in our schools.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is artists and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) teens and young adults, working together to create social change with a focus on gun violence prevention, public health and public safety.

Story Stitchers is committed to placing youth at the center of the work both in identifying topics for exploration as well as the methods for engagement. Stitchers collect stories, reframe and retell them through art, writing and performance to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy. Projects create a platform for community engagement through an artistic lens and with it the Saint Louis Story Stitchers work to shift perceptions and realities and bring hope to the Saint Louis community. Our goal is to promote a better educated, more peaceful and caring region through storytelling.

Story Stitchers work in Missouri’s native prairies, called Peace in the Prairie, supports healing from urban stress and trauma through experiences in nature. Peace in the Prairie will be presented at St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton, Missouri September 9-11th through a booth and 4 performances.

Visit the Parent and Educator Resource page to learn more about Story Stitchers work for families and schools: https://storystitchers.org/parent-and-educator-resources/

Missouri Green Schools (MGS) is a support and recognition program for schools run jointly by the Missouri Environmental Education Association and the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter.

MGS recognizes schools at emerging, progressing, and advanced achievements in three pillars of sustainability – reducing environmental impacts, increasing sustainability literacy, and improving health and wellness. In addition, we have further resources and support available in the form of mini-grants and 1-on-1 support from AmeriCorps VISTAs for eligible schools with at least 60% of their students on free or reduced price lunch.

MGS also serves as the conduit for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awards for the state of Missouri in partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

We are excited to work together for a healthier, safer, and more green region!

Richmond Heights Library and Rec Center Welcomes Story Stitchers


Richmond Heights Library and Recreation Center’s Youth Services Librarian Betsy Simmons welcomed Saint Louis Story Stitchers today. Betsy helped the artists set up displays of current work in the foyers of both the Richmond Heights Library and the Recreation Center, which welcome residents of all ages from the Brentwood, Maplewood, and Richmond Heights neighborhoods.  In the library, the public can enjoy Story Stitchers writing, artwork, books, videos, podcasts, Make a Wish at a Perception Isn’t Always Reality “Wish Box” or play the Trap Life board game, all developed by artists in the Collective. Featured in the cabinet displays are StitchCast Studio, Trap Life board game, Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age portfolio, and still from Good For Your Health.

Richmond Heights Library and the Recreation Center

8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Dates: February 1 through 28, 2022


If you are interested in hosting a Story Stitchers display, exhibition, or performance, please reach out to storystitchers@gmail.com.

We love to collaborate!