the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
April 20, 2012
NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport High School students will join high schoolers from across the state in telling their stories at the second annual regional Scholarship Story Slam in Boston. The slam takes place Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Year headquarters in Boston.
StoriesLive is a program tailored to teach 11th- and 12th-grade students oral presentation and personal narrative skills that can help them when applying to college or seeking a job. Students share meaningful, personal stories in a fun, interactive forum while meeting many of the standards found in the core curriculum language arts frameworks.
Newburyport students, who had to compete for a spot in the regionals, will face off against contestants from Andover, Everett, Lynn Classical, Chelsea and Revere high schools, Boston Latin Academy, the Humanities and Development Leadership High School in Lawrence and South Community High School in Worcester.
Last year's launch of the StoriesLive program saw more than 1,000 high-school students from the state introduced to the art of storytelling through the StoriesLive curriculum and the first-ever intramural high-school story slam, which awarded more than $5,000 in scholarship funds to five winners. This year, the group hopes to award at least another $5,000 in scholarships.
StoriesLive is funded by a grant from Mass Humanities for the second year in a row. The program received a unanimous vote to fully fund its 2012 season.
For more information, visit http://massmouth.org/storieslive/501-2/.