The mission of Digital Storytellers is to engage under served youth to become outspoken and creative leaders capable of harnessing the power of media through culturally relevant curriculum designed to approach topics such as cycles of violence, oppression, culture and gender identity by using the art forms of storytelling, spoken word poetry and film production.
I was fortunate enough to participate in the Digital Storytellers workshops all four years of my high school experience, and, honestly, I count these times as some of my most meaningful moments during that time. DS created a community of spoken word, healing, and engagement at Richmond High which carried on outside of the workshops. Having a space to express our stories allowed me to better understand my peers, and is one of the many reasons I hope that other students are able to enjoy the workshops as much as I did.
Former Student, Richmond High 2012-2015