Help us Help More Kids!
We now have enough children on our waitlist to offer another full day of programming...but we need your help!
Story Planet is a charity that brings together artists, writers and volunteers to help children nurture their voice and build communication and literacy skills. Our workshops integrate art, digital media and writing to inspire and spark creativity. Every child gets to experience the thrill of creating something original, whether it's a book, a film, or a digital story!
Story Planet is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and our students come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and often speak English as a second or third language. A great deal of our students lack the financial resources to access creative arts outside of a classroom.
Our programs are offered free of charge in order to minimize the barriers to participation.
- 87% of students reported that Story Planet helped them get better at writing.
- 93% of students said Story Planet helped them get better at reading.
- On average, students who attend our after school program saw their language arts grades increase by a half letter grade.
Please get involved:
Your donation will help kids like Nareen go from barely speaking to creating his first published book at Story Planet!
"This was the best day of my life!!"
"I learned that there are a lot of steps to writing a book."
"I learned that stories have a lot of important things like settings, characters and problems!
"I did not know how to make a very good story. Now I do!"
All of these from our wonderful Storymaker workshop that just wrapped up! Your support helps more schools come on these amazing field trips!
To motivate all you lovely people to support our wonderful kids, here's a story starter from Imtihal who requests, "Horror please!"
"I was eating dinner when I got hit by a barrel..."
Now for some story-starter inspiration to start off your week, courtesy of one of our Lift Off participants!
"Once there was a girl named Mithula who wanted to get an instrument named Veena but here mother said, "No!" The next morning..."