Young Storytellers Foundation http://www.youngstorytellers.com the official website of the Young Storytellers Foundation Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:06:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Our programs celebrate the imagination of every child… http://www.youngstorytellers.com/programs/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/programs/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 21:48:44 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=386 . . . more]]> . . . more]]> http://www.youngstorytellers.com/programs/feed/ 0 Watch what we do… http://www.youngstorytellers.com/what-we-do/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/what-we-do/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 21:47:47 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=898 . . . more]]> . . . more]]> http://www.youngstorytellers.com/what-we-do/feed/ 0 Photos and Video from After Dark IV! http://www.youngstorytellers.com/afterdark4 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/afterdark4#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:01:14 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=4797 . . . more]]> . . . more]]> http://www.youngstorytellers.com/afterdark4/feed/ 0 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/afterdark4/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/afterdark4/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:45:49 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=4790

 

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After Dark IV; a comedy cabaret evening featuring PG-rated plays written by 5th graders, performed by an all-star . . . more

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After Dark IV; a comedy cabaret evening featuring PG-rated plays written by 5th graders, performed by an all-star comedy cast in decidedly un-PG fashion.

Hosted by the Sklar Brothers and featuring the comic stylings of Ron Funches, Marc Evan Jackson, Angela Kinsey, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nuñez, Chelsea Peretti, Janet Varney and Special Guest Hal Lublin!

Each $25 ticket includes one free drink. All Ticket Holders must be 21+.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Doors 7:30PM | Curtain 8PM

King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


 

Did you miss After Dark IV? Watch it here!

 

 

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AEG + Hollenbeck Middle School = Awesome! http://www.youngstorytellers.com/aeg-hollenbeck-middle-school-awesome/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/aeg-hollenbeck-middle-school-awesome/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:47:17 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=4837 The exciting new partnership between AEG and Young Storytellers means a lot. It means that kids from Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights are now a part of the Script . . . more

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The exciting new partnership between AEG and Young Storytellers means a lot. It means that kids from Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights are now a part of the Script to Stage program. It means that folks from the AEG family are mentoring youth that are basically growing up in AEG’s backyard. Most of all, it means a Big Show with incredible talent took place at the Grammy Museum! Check out the super cool photos and celebrate the newest stitch in the fabric of LA’s community! Welcome, AEG!

Special Thanks to AEG, Melisa Cavazos, & The Staples Center Foundation for their incredible sponsorship and support!

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Time Warner Cable Awards $10K Grant for Science of Filmmaking Training! http://www.youngstorytellers.com/time-warner-cable-awards-10k-grant-for-science-of-filmmaking-training/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/time-warner-cable-awards-10k-grant-for-science-of-filmmaking-training/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:17:08 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=4760 We are excited to announce that Time Warner Cable has awarded Young Storytellers with a $10K grant to fund a Science of Filmmaking Training for our high school teaching artists . . . more

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We are excited to announce that Time Warner Cable has awarded Young Storytellers with a $10K grant to fund a Science of Filmmaking Training for our high school teaching artists in our 2015 Movie Makers Summer Bootcamps!

The grant from Time Warner Cable will provide cash stipends to our High School summer camp teaching artists, providing them with a much-needed summer employment opportunity. In preparation for their employment, our high school students attended a STEM “Science of Filmmaking” training in conjunction with the New York Film Academy (NYFA). This training taught our high school students the scientific and mathematic theories at the heart of the filmmaking process. Using professional film equipment from NYFA, students practiced the theories of physics, geometry, and algebra in an engaging, hands-on setting. The latter half of the training saw our high school students learning how to teach these STEM principles to our Middle School students utilizing iPads. Check out photos from the training below!

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The grant will also would fund film-making apps, lenses, microphones, and tripods, with a goal of enhancing the iPad filmmaking experience for our Middle School students. This equipment will give these students the ability to put the STEM education into practice and will result in the production of professional, high quality films

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College Students: Apply for our Paid Summer Internship! http://www.youngstorytellers.com/college-students-apply-for-our-paid-summer-internship/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/college-students-apply-for-our-paid-summer-internship/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:16:46 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=4739 The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week paid summer internships (40 hours/week) to eligible undergraduate college students.  Students are paid $400/week to work in nonprofit literary, performing and . . . more

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The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week paid summer internships (40 hours/week) to eligible undergraduate college students.  Students are paid $400/week to work in nonprofit literary, performing and presenting arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Interns also participate in additional educational components provided by the Arts Commission.   For more information about eligibility guidelines please go to www.lacountyarts.org/InternEligibilityStudents.html.

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Young Storytellers Foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, we provide underserved children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance. Our mission is to inspire children to discover the power of their own voice.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Summer Education Intern will assist YSF Programming Staff in the coordination of all summer programs. Some of these programs include multiple two week long Young Storytellers Summer Script-to-Stage Programs at Culver City’s Free Summer Lunch Program, the New York Film Academy week-long filmmaking intensive for selected YSF High School alums, a weeklong Script to Stage Intensive in partnership with Determined to Succeed, and a Movie Makers week long summer program. Summer program coordination tasks may include (but are not limited to) scheduling program dates, recruiting and placing summer mentors, collecting student data, processing mentor applications, background checks and assisting Programming Staff with mentor orientations. Our summer intern will also participate as a mentor in multiple summer programs and learn about our teaching methods. The intern will also serve as an Assistant Head Mentor in one of our summer programs which will involve assisting the lead mentor in the instruction of YSF curriculum.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

The intern should be interested and/or have some background in a creative arts field and arts education. Students with backgrounds in theater, film, education and creative writing will be most attuned to the work we do, but others will not be excluded from consideration. Students should have experience with and passion for working with Elementary and Middle School aged students. Skills needed include basic knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Word, Google Docs, iMovie and a basic understanding of how to use an ipad. Some experience with creative writing and/or dramatic writing is a plus, but not a must. Strong candidates will be interested in both the instruction of arts education curriculum as well as arts administration and the work that goes into supporting the work of our Head Mentors. While the skills and knowledge listed above are important, YSF believes a person with the right soft skills will gain the most from this experience. We would love to add a highly organized, flexible, motivated and resourceful individual to our team this summer. The intern will be required to pass a background check in order to work with students in our programs. The intern may also be required to take a TB test depending on school district.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email cover letter and resume, with specific arts education background and/or creative arts background noted, to YSF Education Director Pilar Alvarez at pilar@youngstorytellers.com. We would like to know what you find most interesting about the field of arts-education, why you are interested in working with YSF and what makes you a strong candidate for our Summer Education Intern Position. No phone calls please.

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The Final Glee Big Show Highlight Reel http://www.youngstorytellers.com/the-final-glee-big-show-highlight-reel/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/the-final-glee-big-show-highlight-reel/#comments Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:25:30 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=4756 . . . more]]> . . . more]]> http://www.youngstorytellers.com/the-final-glee-big-show-highlight-reel/feed/ 0 Bill Thompson, Executive Director http://www.youngstorytellers.com/bill-thompson-executive-director/ http://www.youngstorytellers.com/bill-thompson-executive-director/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:34:53 +0000 http://www.youngstorytellers.com/?p=620

Bill began his work with the Young Storytellers Foundation as a volunteer in 2006.  His work as a mentor with YSF quickly became the best hour of his week and . . . more

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Bill began his work with the Young Storytellers Foundation as a volunteer in 2006.  His work as a mentor with YSF quickly became the best hour of his week and he is proud to be the organization’s third Executive Director.

He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama (MFA) and the University of the Arts (BFA). As a non-profit executive, Bill is a member of the Policy Council for the California Alliance for Arts Education and is a graduate of the Executive Service Corp New Executive Directors Leadership Institute, the Annenberg Foundation Executive Leadership Seminar, the Hershey Cause Communications “Communicating for Results” program, and City Scholars. He is currently participating as an Alumni Fellow with City Scholars, in the EDLI Leadership program with ESC, and the Arts Innovation & Management Program through the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

As an activist, Bill has also worked with Invisible Children, a Ugandan relief organization. He produced their Red is for Emmy Celebrity Fundraiser in November 2006 and traveled to Washington, DC in June 2007 to lobby various members of the United States Congress in an effort to convince President Bush to assign a senior level diplomat to the Ugandan Peace Talks in Juba.

As an actor, he performed Off-Broadway and regionally in over 20 plays at theatres across the country. In 2005, he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Best Actor in a Musical. His film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Hope & Faith, Guiding Light, Jesus’ Son, and Graduation Week. As a theatre producer, he was responsible for Cats Talk Back, Winner of the 2003 Best Overall Production at the NY International Fringe Festival. He also worked in television script development in Los Angeles, most notably on the pilot for the USA hit drama, Burn Notice.

 

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