Celebrating human connectedness
Our shared stories weave the web of community.
From ancient times, stories have relayed wisdom from the elders, guidance for the young, entertainment on long, dark nights and laughter from the belly of the bards. Most of us cherish a favorite story from childhood, one we wanted to hear told again and again and eventually learned by heart.
As technology takes over our lives, a revision of this ancient art holds out promise for the recovery of our imaginations and for the shared fabric of our local communities.
We believe in the healing power of story to create a more vibrant, interconnected, and peaceful world.
WithOurVoice, Inc. is a community organization promoting storytelling--traditional and otherwise--at local venues, monthly events, festivals and trainings.
We oversee two programs in the Capital Region: Children at the Well, a youth program which trains diverse groups of young teenagers in the art of storytelling, and the Interfaith Story Circle which holds informal monthly circles.
We are also involved in propagating our programs nationally.
We believe all people can embrace who they are,
Can Define Their Future,
and can change the world.
To increase capacity for intercultural understanding, build diverse community connections and grow compassionate leaders, through the art of storytelling.
We envision a world where human connectedness is sought and celebrated by lifting up cultural and individual identity and voice, resulting in a deeper understanding and appreciation of ourselves, others, and the world around us.
WithOurVoice, Inc. oversees two programs, Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding, and the Interfaith Story Circle.
Children at the Well
Youth Storytellers for Peace and Understanding
For 15 years, Children at the Well has enabled young people to strengthen their empathy and find their voice so they can take their place as artistic, inclusive and effective leaders."
Our Stories Connect:Creating Youth Storytelling Programs to Raise Confident, Compassionate, and Capable Leaders
A Children at the Well Guidebook
Do you want to make a positive impact on your community? Do you want to work with young people to empower them to change the future, through storytelling?
This book is for you. Use it and be part of the solution!
Registration for the 2023 program is now complete. See https://childrenatthewell.org/joining/ to register for our waiting list!
Noa Baum’s performance of A Land Twice Promised was Sunday, April 30th at 4:30pm at Temple Israel, Albany
To access the recording of the event, visit https://www.tialbany.org/livestream, click on the white arrow in the center of the image, look for “Previous Broadcasts” and select Noa Baum: A Land Twice Promised, Sun 04/30/23. The recording starts with 20 minutes of nice music (which you can skip if you like). Due to tech issues Noa was not aware of, she is off-camera for portions of the story, but the audio is clear.
Co-sponsored by Temple Israel, Congregation Berith Sholom, Rabbi Dan Ornstein,, Congregation Gates of Heaven, the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, Fig Tree Alliance, Story Circle of the Capital District and WithOurVoice.
Our stories connect us...
In 2020, Children at the Well partnered with Northeast Storytelling and Stories in the Streets to offer the online FLY! (Folktales, Lifetales, Youth!) storytelling program.
See the FLY! video here.
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Funding for the Children at the Well program is provided, in part, by the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation
Thanks also to Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, to our Giving Tuesday donors, and to those who donate throughout the year!