"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. We provide professional storytelling for education, children and communities in New Jersey. 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

Be sure to check out, "A Night in Monte Carlo, Betting for a Cause!" and this fantastic video from Dr. JoAnn Cardillo on the power of storytelling in the classroom. 

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

  • Connecting Literacy and Science and Technology Program with Stokes Early Education Center and Young Scholars - both located in Trenton, NJ
  • Morris County Detention Center and Youth Shelter
  • 2nd Year Intensive Professional Development and Residency Program with Alexander Hamilton Academy
  • 5th Year of our Pre-School Residency at the Head Start Organization of Morris County
  • Storytelling Program with the 6th Grade Classrooms of Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, NJ
  • Summer Camp with the West Windsor Arts Council
  • Collaborative workshop with the Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Professional Development Workshops with Princeton Nursery School and Linden Early Education Educators
  • In-classroom Residency and Family Literacy Night with C.A. Dwyer Elementary in Rockaway, NJ
  • Three-day residency with Harding Township 2nd Graders



Want to learn more about SAI? Check out the November 2nd podcast from New Jersey Buzz Radio show. Karen Lavallen, Executive Director was given a fantastic opportunity to sit and speak with April Sette about SAI in the community - be sure to check it out!

Hear Karen Lavallen, ED, speak with April Sette of the New Jersey Buzz Show. 


SAI is proud to be currently funded by:

   Morris County Grant in Aid

   The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation

   The Princeton Area Community Foundation

   The PNC 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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