Today, stories about children and youth, whether told
through television news or newspapers, or through policy papers or fundraising
letters, create a noisy, incoherent, and often incorrect picture of the needs,
challenges, and promise of children and youth. The audience, including those
who directly serve children (e.g., teachers and parents) and those who impact
children’s agenda at a system level (e.g., policymakers and funders) are
constantly bombarded by sensationalistic stories of crime, delinquency, and
helpless victimization, accompanied often by massive statistics of seemingly
intractable social woes.
The Stories Project is a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon
University to use innovative methods to move kid’s voices to the forefront and
allow them to tell their own stories.