Story Studio Writing Society
Our Impact Why We Exist
Story Studio provides writing-based activities to build confidence, encourage creativity and improve communication skills in youth, promoting lifelong literacy. The program particularly targets families and schools lacking financial resources, by providing our programming at low or no-cost to public schools identified as having a high percentage of vulnerable students.
Our Story What We Do
Story Studio is a charitable non-profit that offers innovative creative writing projects to build confidence and communication skills in youth. Last year we helped over 1,000 kids in Victoria publish their own books; we ran after-school comic-book making workshops; and we created and delivered a unique writing/video-game creation class for middle-grade kids. The results have been great to see: kids telling their own stories, 'reluctant writers' coming out of their shells. Since our founding, we have helped over 5,000 youth write and publish their stories. More information about us is available online at www.storystudio.ca
Our Programs How We Do It
In 2017/2018 school year, our primary focus will be on delivering creative writing workshops for approximately one thousand youth, ages 5 to 14 throughout Southern Vancouver Island. A primary focus of activities is our school-based workshops. Helped by a team of facilitators, youth participating in these multi-day workshops are introduced to the process of writing and producing a book of their own. We use interactive and tactile activities to introduce students to the building blocks of writing in a fun and supportive way. Kids develop their own characters and plots while learning writing fundamentals, self-expression and creative development. We then print and bind each student’s story into an individual book for them to keep. The positive impact of school workshops:When the Story Studio team visits a school, the academic and social benefits are enormous. Within the participating classes:- We support every student through a high adult:child ratio, using trained staff and volunteers
What You Can Do
The Story Studio Writing Society is a charitable non-profit that operates with limited resources, relying heavily on donations, grants and sponsorships to sustain our programs. You can help us by...
- Making a financial donation to assist our programming
- Volunteering to help in the classroom, as an editor/typist, or one of many other interesting roles available to volunteers