Saint Louis Story Stitchers | Kids Out and About St. Louis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers

3701 Grandel Sq 1A
St. Louis , MO , 63108
Phone: (314) 899-9001
38° 38' 29.0904" N, 90° 13' 57.8064" W
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Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is professional artists and youth ages 16-24, working together to create social change with a focus on gun violence prevention through hip hop, beat making, spoken word poetry, street style dance, and podcasting. Youth engage in workshops and open studio sessions at The Center, a new space designed by and for teens and young adults in the Grand Center Arts District. Programs are free to youth. Donations are accepted.

Mission: To document Saint Louis through art and word to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy.

Goal: Collective artists work alongside twenty 16-24 year old African American youth living in urban economically disadvantaged areas to collect stories, reframe and retell them using the arts and storytelling to promote a better educated, more peaceful and caring society.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers current focus is aimed at addressing pressing public health issues including gun violence through contemporary storytelling. Projects create a platform for community engagement through an artistic lens and with it the Saint Louis Story Stitchers work to shift perceptions and realities and bring hope to the Saint Louis community.

We erase real and perceived divisions through cultural exploration and arts practice — by stitching together our city.

The Center is open for 16-24 year old youth in St. Louis region. Youth apply online for Stitchers Youth Council. Once in the Youth Council there are ongoing workshops, social activities, and creative activities available to participants.

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Not Another One! A Play For Peace

“If you’re searching for a way to ignite productive and meaningful discussion and dialogue about gun violence, race, and social justice among teens, this is a treasure trove!”

— Sherry Norfolk, Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist, Author

NOT ANOTHER ONE! is a multi-year signature project addressing gun violence through music, documentary videos, books, and scripts collected and edited from 2015 to 2021 by over 100 artists. Music, curriculum, and coordinating items are available.

Academic - General
History / social studies
Middle School
High School