Organizational Overview

StoryArk helps students in middle school and high school initiate creative teams in which they communicate, collaborate and connect with each other to imagine and produce narrative podcasts, short films, and a literary magazine that publishes prose, poetry and visual arts. We ask youth, “What’s your story? How do you want to tell it?” They respond in ways that transform not only themselves, but also the audience who gains empathy and understanding of the student experience.

The Heart

Student initiated, student led, our creative process focuses on building life skills through a passion for storytelling and the desire to communicate and be in relationship with each other. In our creative process, students lead students and professional writers, actors, directors, filmmakers and editors serve as mentors who share their skills and wisdom as needed with youth. As we work together and support each other individually as artists, quality content naturally emerges. Ultimately, our artistic success is determined by how well we develop students as individuals and as team members. 


Meet the staff and mentors that help make it all happen

Emerging Professionals

Everything we do is student initiated and student led. We are delighted to have an amazing team of StoryArk Alumni on staff to develop, nurture, and grow future programming.

our Mission Statement

Empowering student voices. Equipping young artists to thrive.

The StoryArk Blueprint

StoryArk envisions a world where all stories are welcomed, valued and uplifted as an integral part of the larger narrative. 

Our annual reports

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Our annual reports

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 REM Report

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