"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."

                                                                                      -- Ursula K. LeGuin

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Storytelling Programs to Improve Literacy & Communication

Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions of mankind and is a unique way to enhance literacy and communication skills, build self-esteem, and so much more. SAI Programs can be found in schools, detention and youth shelters as well as community organizations. Check out the following to find how storytelling can help you!

What's New

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SAI is very honored to have received a grant from the Greater Mercer Grant Program of the Princeton Area Community Foundation! These funds will be used for, "Developing Emergent Literacy Skills Through Connecting Curriculum" with pre-school children of Trenton, NJ, during the 2014-2015 school year. 

SAI is very pleased to be working on the following programs:

  • Morris County Detention Center and Youth Shelter
  • 2nd Year Professional Development Series with NJ Educators
  • Intensive Professional Development and Residency Program with Alexander Hamilton Academy
  • Girl Power! Girls Emerging at Trenton Catholic
  • 4th Year of our Pre-School Residency at the Head Start Organization of Morris County
  • Professional Development with St. Martins School
  • Collaborative workshop with the Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Collaborative after-school programming for Middle School children with Kean University Learning Adventures 21st CCLC
  • Residency and Storytelling Club with Paterson 7



SAI is proud to be funded by:

   Morris County Grant in Aid

   The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation

   The Horizon Foundation

   The Morris County Community Foundation of NJ

   The Princeton Area Community Foundation

   The PNC Foundation

   The Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Charitable                Foundation

   The Turrell Fund 



Our vision is to enable at-risk children and youth to bridge the literacy gap, build communication and social skills and succeed in school and the outside world.  Whether challenged by learning disabilities, learning English as a second language or living in impoverished conditions, those we serve are language deprived.

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