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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.
Storytelling Arts, Inc. is dedicated to bringing programs to those desperate for language and literacy in their lives.
Did you know....
Children of low-income families will hear approximately 45 million less words than their higher economic peers by the third grade.
Up to 65% of children in juvenile detention centers have language-based learning disabilities.
Children's ability to use language and understand the meaning of spoken and written words is related to later achievement in reading, writing and spelling.
Did you know.....
Storytelling in the classroom has been linked to reading improvement by increasing children's comprehension and vocabulary development.
Studies show storytelling integrated into the curriculum effectively creates interest and improves reading skills in activities associated with social studies, language arts and bilingual education.
Youth engaging in storytelling reported dramatic changes in their levels of risky behavior and striking increases in their sense of optimism about the future. Notably, some of the risk behaviors reduced through storytelling were not shown to be reduced effectively by other methods. Child Youth Care Forum: 2008
You can have an impact on at-risk youth by donating to Storytelling Arts, Inc. today! SAI has provided programs for over 23,000 participants since 1996.