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Now Accepting 2015 Movie Makers Internship Applications!

The Young Storytellers Foundation is accepting applications for our 2015 Spring internship for the Movie Makers Program. Application deadline is November 21st, 2014.

Spring interns will support the Program . . . more

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OUR STORY

Three years ago, Alissa Bachner, Paul Karp and Melanie Zoey joined creative forces to bring a night of one act plays to life in the theatre-hungry city of

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Memorable Moments – YSF Summer Camp

We had a writer, Isis, who was the quietest/shyest student I’ve ever met through YSF. She would answer questions in 1-2 words one-on-one, but in a group setting, she would . . . more

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Meet Eliana, from Young Storyteller to Award-Winning Playwright!

When I was 9 years old, I wrote a play. 

I was partnered with a professional writer (her name is Merle Goldberg and I still have the letter she presented

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Book Sale for Young Storytellers!

On Friday, May 30, employees from Kinecta Federal Credit Union organized a used book sale to raise funds and awareness for Young Storytellers. Dozens of employees participated in the activities . . . more

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Parsons Award, Preston DeFrancis

Jeff, thank you so much. I speak for Team HBO when I say that we are grateful to have your support. The work we do is possible because Time Warner . . . more

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Points of Light: Eric Friedman

First off, Thank you so much to Points of Light for choosing me to receive this award. I am truly honored to be honored, and I am humbled to be . . . more

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Marvin Movie Posters: Take Two!

A big shoutout to the supremely talented artists who designed the fabulous movie posters for Marvin Elementary’s Big Show on Thursday, May 8th: Niko EvangelistaJamie Evans, Martin . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Spring 2014

I just wanted to share with you a special moment from the Marvin Big Show.

The family of one of the young writers was sitting in front of us. I . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Fall 2013

Memorable moment of 2013: We had a particularly rowdy group of students in Fall 2013. Most of them were below grade level, all of them (except for 2) had behavior . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Fall 2013

My most memorable moment was watching one mentor struggle with their writer for 5 sessions. The writer did not seem to grasp the concepts each week and we were struggling . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Fall 2013

We had a tough semester last time around and one of our biggest challenges was a kid named Colton. He didn’t want to be there and blamed his dad for . . . more

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Partnering with Young Musicians Foundation at Para Los Niños

This semester, we collaborated with the Young Musicians Foundation at Para Los Niños. Students from their Music Mentors program composed and performed live, original music inspired by our student’s . . . more

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Memorable Moments- Fall 2013

My most memorable moment last Fall was how wonderful it felt at week 5 when I came through the doors and all the students who were there early greeted me . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Disney Elementary – Fall 2013

Most Memorable Moment – The Big Show. Yes, the student’s reactions to seeing their scripts performed was great. But for me, watching the principal experience her first Big Show, was . . . more

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Memorable Moments: From Mentee to Mentor by Stephanie Rodriguez

I was ten years old when my 5th grade teacher chose me as one of the students to participate in the Young Storytellers’ Script to Stage Program. Young and

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Memorable Moments- Fall 2013

My most memorable moment was working with one of the writers who was a high-functioning autistic child and was struggling with his mentor to focus on any one idea, making . . . more

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Memorable Moments- Fall 2013

Most memorable moment as a Head Mentor: Hmmm…there are a few that stand out. But one in particular stands out the most. It’s about a girl named Giselle who joined . . . more

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Memorable Moments from Westminster Elementary – Fall 2013

Some of my favorite moments were:

The spontaneous out-loud response of the audience to one of our character’s rhetorical questions during a soliloquy in The Big Show:

Character: “Am I . . . more

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The Box Scene Project raises $30K for YSF!

In conjunction with The Glee Big Show, The Box Scene Project completed a fundraising campaign called The Biggest Giveaway to support our efforts to empower public school students to learn . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Lucy from Richland Elementary

So I was in the principal’s office today at Richland and as I was heading out, I saw something pretty amazing. Right below our group picture from our first semester . . . more

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Mikkel Bondesen, YSF Co-Founder, at Tedx Malibu

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Memorable Moments – Animo Venice Alumni

Participating in the Young Storytellers Foundation as a writer in High School helped me blossom as an adult in so many ways, but also participating later as a mentor was . . . more

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Memorable Moments at New Roads Elementary

At our final session:
We went around the circle, and most of the kids shared very heartwarming stories about what they loved the most. The thing I can best share . . . more

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Memorable Moments – Fall 2013

There was one kid who wanted to write a story about bullying and my heart broke as I read his story. Then the second to last day of class, he . . . more

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