"If every kid was able to be in touch with their roots and write and express themselves through art...honestly I'd say there would be less violence. You get to know each other on a deeper level than just seeing the outside of a person. Like if you read something, you won't judge them. You'll know their story instead of jumping to conclusions."
Streetside Stories is an arts education nonprofit dedicated to helping kids in the San Francisco Bay Area tell the true stories of their lives through the arts, writing, and technology. Our storytelling theater and media arts workshops provide youth with opportunities to develop their literacy and computer skills, improve academic outcomes, and see new possibilities for their lives.
This video was shown at Raising Voices, a breakfast to benefit Streetside Stories, on April 18, 2013. Many thanks to our students and their families, our staff and Board, and Lucas Guilkey (who filmed and edited this lovely video).
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