"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."

                                                                                      -- Ursula K. LeGuin

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Storytelling Programs to Improve Literacy & Communication

Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions of mankind and is a unique way to enhance literacy and communication skills, build self-esteem, and so much more. We provide professional storytelling for education, children and youth, and families in at-risk communities in New Jersey. Programs can be found in schools, detention and youth shelters as well as community organizations. Check out the following to find how storytelling can help you!

Today, more than ever, at-risk communities are lacking the resources – monetary, emotional, social or psychological – to live full, healthy lives that enable them to develop and grow into happy contributing members of society. The children and youth of these communities, are at risk of

  • not being ready for school
  • failing in school
  • forming unhealthy relationships
  • lagging in literacy development
  • engaging in self-destructive behaviors
  • developing anti-social behaviors
  • not finding and sustaining a career...and more
SAI is dedicate to helping remediate these issues in the at-risk communities we serve. 

What's New

Help us bring Storytelling and the Arts to those in need! "A Night in Monte Carlo, Betting for a Cause!" are two events for people to attend to help support Storytelling Arts, Inc. and the SAI Bridge to the Arts Camp 2015. This camp provides a chance for Trenton-area children and youth to gain experience with art, storytelling, dance, music, drama and more! Simply click on the date that you would like to attend or donate towards. 

A HUGE thank you to our current sponsors!

Highway Tire &  Auto Service

Tex - Net, Inc. 

UBS Financial

Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Foundation 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey N. Stoller
  • Ms. Patricia Metoyer & Mr. Frederick Gibbs
  • James A. Webb, MD
  • Ms. Joyce Zimmerman and Ms. Marie Thomas


SAI is very pleased to be working on the following programs:

  • Connecting Literacy and Science and Technology Program with Stokes Early Education Center and Young Scholars - both located in Trenton, NJ
  • Morris County Detention Center and Youth Shelter
  • 2nd Year Intensive Professional Development and Residency Program with Alexander Hamilton Academy
  • 5th Year of our Pre-School Residency at the Head Start Organization of Morris County
  • Storytelling Program with the 6th Grade Classrooms of Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, NJ
  • Summer Camp with the West Windsor Arts Council
  • Collaborative workshop with the Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Professional Development Workshops with Princeton Nursery School and Linden Early Education Educators
  • In-classroom Residency and Family Literacy Night with C.A. Dwyer Elementary in Rockaway, NJ
  • Three-day residency with Harding Township 2nd Graders



SAI is proud to be currently funded by:

   Morris County Grant in Aid

   The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation

   The Princeton Area Community Foundation

   The PNC Foundation

   The Turrell Fund 

Our vision is to enable at-risk children and youth to bridge the literacy gap, build communication and social skills and succeed in school and the outside world. Whether challenged by learning disabilities, learning English as a second language or living in impoverished conditions, those we serve are language deprived.

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