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“SPELLBINDERS STORYTELLING” PROGRAM

WHAT Trains senior citizens in the art of oral storytelling (not story reading) to volunteer as storytellers in schools.
WHYElders contribute to the community, learn a new art, gain self-confidence, increase literacy in children and pass stories to the next generation.
WHERESpellbinders.
Headquarters in Aspen, CO, USA.
Chapters are located across the USA in Florida, Kentucky, New York, Virginia, Wyoming, and internationally in Canada.


Program Description


"Oral storytelling is much different than reading a book aloud.
Listening to stories orally told with the eye-to-eye contact, the accompanying gestures and the warmth of a gift freely given
."
source: www.spellbinders.org

Senior volunteers of the "Spellbinders Storytelling" Program return to the same classrooms each month throughout the school year, forming strong and caring intergenerational connections with school children.

The "Spellbinders Storytelling" Program is housed in a national office with individual chapters that recruit thier own senior volunteers, secure their own funding, and engage the services of a certified spellbinders trainer to train the senior volunteers using Spellbinders materials.
source:spellbinders.org

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