"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!

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"I am one of the Cultural Arts Representatives at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, NJ. We had the great opportunity to serve 370 sixth graders with an awesome Storytelling Arts Inc. residency from September 29 through October 10, 2014. There were five storytellers (teaching artists) working at the same time at our school. Each storyteller had a different and unique style to achieve the same goals set before the beginning of the program. I had the chance to observe one session with each storyteller! What a powerful and enlightening experience!" -- From Beatriz Bueno, Cultural Arts Representative. Read the rest of this fantastic review at Great Nonprofits.org!

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



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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