Arkansas Young Storytellers is an educational program where 10 local filmmakers mentor one-on-one with fifth graders from Jefferson Elementary in Little Rock, Arkansas. This nine-week mentorship program culminates in “The Big Show” which debuted 10 original scripts written by the kid-and-mentor teams, and then performed by local actors.
Every Child Has a Story Worth Telling.
At Young Storytellers, our mission is simple: we inspire young people to discover the power of their voice. Using one-on-one mentorship, public school students learn how to write original stories and see them brought to life. Thanks to thousands of volunteer mentors, actors, and classroom teachers, we serve more than 60 public schools in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Austin, AND NOW ARKANSAS! Reaching over 2,000 students in elementary, middle, and high school each year.
As a result, young people learn that their voice matters.