Scholarship Awards for StoriesLive

$1,615 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 32 months

We are doing a 10 day fundraiser for our 6 year old, unique and time tested, curriculum based, high school storytelling program and regional contest. Nearly 8,000 Greater Boston high school students have learned to tell compelling personal narratives, live, without notes or props using the StoriesLive® curriculum. Since fall 2016 StoriesLive® has been administered as a project independent from massmouth,inc. and we need to finish raising the funds for our students.

Every year we award cash scholarship prizes to our students in a one of a kind regional, high school story slam. This year our slam is at Club Passim, in Cambridge MA on Saturday, May 7th from 10 - 2pm.  As always, our slam is free and open to the public.

We have a true passion for people and their stories and we tell students of all ages, " You lived it, can tell it!" Since we work in Title 1 schools and many of our participants come from families struggling to make ends meet. The awards mean help with college apps, dorm furniture, or a laptop or tablet to help students succeed.

"English teachers say they have been blown away by the effectiveness of StoriesLive® in getting students to open up and express themselves...” Newburyport News. com

Our  “... organization’s credo is simple but powerful:
“We believe everyone has a story to tell, and that the greater community will be more honest and compassionate through the listening to and sharing of stories.”  — Susan Miron, Arts Fuse

Your donation goes directly to the student storytellers to help them with any educational expense. It means the world to the students to be recognized and supported in their endeavors.

We  are so thankful for your support. Every donation counts!

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Please donate & support next gen #storytelling like these fab ESCS 8th grade storytellers
"I will use my prize to help buy a laptop to help with my writing."
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We are delivering our first set of awards tomorrow in Worcester, MA! We are halfway to our goal!
We taught in late Feb in Worcester .
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"We do this with no capital except our valuable time. We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning." --Sandra Cisneros +
And your generous contributions!
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On May 7th, 24 student storytellers from Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Somerville and Worcester delighted us with their stories. On a rainy Saturday in Harvard Square, emcee, Tony Toledo, a small cadre of volunteers and a two teams of volunteer judges kept the stories flowing. As the heavens opened outside, hearts and minds were opening inside.

We are still working to raise all the funds needed for our program. Private donors provided breakfast, lunch and T-shirts for the participants. Students brought their stories and we are still fund raising for their awards.

Thanks to all who have donated! We can do this! And, we will.
The students brought their best stories
Emcee, Tony Toledo kept stories coming
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$1,615 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 32 months
Created April 24, 2016
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30 months ago
Norah Dooley
30 months ago

Donation from the folks at - thanks for your support.

eva travers
31 months ago

A little contribution to carry on this amazing high school story telling project.

Lucy Patton
31 months ago

Congratulations to all the tellers!


Dear friends and family collected a tidy amount to add to the StoriesLive scholarship fund at my niece's birthday. It was kind of a combination of pass the hat and panhandling And generosity and kindness on theirs !

31 months ago
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