Storytelling in Chicago

Chicago  Illinois
United States

The Chicago Global Shapers, a globally recognized group of young leaders committed to improving the lives of Chicagoans, is partnering with StoryCorps® to record and share the stories of everyday young people living in the city. We believe the opinions and needs of Chicago’s youth are often ignored, misunderstood, or not taken seriously. But hearing these perspectives is essential to shaping a brighter future for Chicago’s next generation. Through the art of storytelling, we invite Chicago’s young people to reflect on their diverse experiences, their struggles, their communities, and their successes, thus painting a clearer picture of the things that matter most to them. We are currently in the process of recruiting and training prospective storytellers, who will then record their stories via our partner, StoryCorps®. We intend to wrap up the project by Fall 2016.