About Streetside Stories

Streetside Stories teaches kindergarten through eighth grade students how to use the unique power of personal storytelling to find their voice, explore the arts, and build literacy skills. In each program, students explore the true stories of their own lives through the creation of written work supported with photography, theater, poetry, video, digital comics, blogs, and visual arts. Programming reaches youth where they are – in schools, afterschool programs, summer programs, community centers, and at low-income housing sites.


Since 1989, Streetside has reached more than 23,000 Bay Area students through nationally recognized storytelling programming that delivers proven academic results. Programs are designed to be engaging, relevant, culturally sensitive, and aligned with Visual and Performing Arts standards, as well as Common Core academic standards.

Learn more at streetside.org.