The mission of Digital Storytellers is to engage a new generation of informed, skilled and creative leaders capable of harnessing the power of media to preserve their community's voice, share heritage and culture through the development of spoken word based documentaries.
We are building a reputation as innovators of service-learning and media technology education by facilitating in-class writing workshops where we also provide hands on instruction in the production of community strengthening and poetry themed documentary films..
We fulfill our commitments to service learning, leadership development and community involvement by connecting our students to community leaders and organizations relevant to the poems written in our workshops. Digital Storytellers recognizes the connections between stories, culture, and power and the need to pursue the empowering potentials of visual storytelling as a grassroots, participatory media practice.
Skyline High School - Oakland
Richmond High School - Richmond
Gateway Junior High School - San Francisco
Patrick Ohslund - Executive Director
Friends of Harvey Milk
Morris Stulsaft Foundation
The Beat Within
Bay Area Peace Keepers
The Voice of a Generation