Story Workshops bring volunteers into high school English classrooms to encourage and support student storytellers. Participants workshop stories in small groups and can then opt to share their story with their full class. The stories that emerge from these workshops offer opportunities for learning and connection between peers and community members.
College Essay Workshops offer free, out-of-school and/or in-school support to students developing college admissions essays. Participating students attend workshops on essay development and are matched with volunteers (journalists, writers, editors, former English teachers etc.) who offer support and encouragement during this challenging and high stakes process.
Story Circles (developed in partnership with The Alaska Humanities Forum and a team of Story Works alums during the COVID-19 pandemic) offer an opportunity for people to gather together to listen and share thoughts and stories related to a common theme.
Youth4Change launched in summer 2020 in collaboration with BIPOC youth and community partners. Youth4Change is a group of BIPOC youth (ages 14-24) interested in addressing systemic racism, particularly within our schools.
SAYiT (The Story Works Alaska Youth Team) is a group of Story Works alums (many of them also involved in the programs above) who meet outside of school time to plan and conduct projects to support youth stories.