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About Trainings


CHANGE STARTS WITH YOUR STORY

Workshops for Youth, Educators & Organizations

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About Trainings


CHANGE STARTS WITH YOUR STORY

Workshops for Youth, Educators & Organizations

BOOK A WORKSHOP

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The POWER OF StorIES

We believe each and every person, community, and organization has a story with the power to inspire action. We design and facilitate trainings for youth, educators, and organizations to learn how and why storytelling and story-listening can help them to promote empathy, inclusion, and social change across their schools, organizations, and communities.


WORKSHOPS 

Your Story Can Make A Difference

Storytellers for Change offers engaging and powerful workshops for three key audiences: youth, educators, and organizations. All our trainings are grounded on an empathy-first approach and employ storytelling, experiential learning, and design thinking to engage, empower, and equip people and organizations with the tools they need to harness the power of narrative. 

For Youth 

These workshops create an engaging and empowering space for young people to explore the power of their stories to shape their own journeys as well as surrounding communities. Youth practice various storytelling formats while reflecting on the many ways they can make a difference in the world.

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For Educators 

We offer professional development sessions for educators and staff to harness the power of storytelling to promote inclusion, facilitate dialogues, engage student voice and action, and develop culturally responsive family and community engagement strategies, among other topics.

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For Organizations

We provide organizations with storytelling trainings to discover, craft, and share powerful and inspiring narratives. All workshops can be adapted to address other topics, such as leadership development, equity and inclusion (DEAI), participatory engagement, and team building.

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Testimonials


SHARE YOUR STORY

Build a World of Belonging

Testimonials


SHARE YOUR STORY

Build a World of Belonging

TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

 

Since 2010, we've had the opportunity to facilitate over 500 storytelling trainings for a variety of audiences and organizations across different sectors. 

These are a few of the organizations we have had the pleasure to work with: 

 
I highly recommend Storytellers for Change to anyone who needs to tell a story. Their methods come straight from the heart, but with a laser like precision to help each person pinpoint the particular levers and emotions they need to access to tell their own story.
— Sarah Westlake, Managing Editor ArtPlace America
Powerful, engaging, and thought-provoking. I’m energized, inspired, and ready to share a powerful narrative for positive change. Best workshop I’ve ever attended.
— Francisco Enriquez, Bellevue College Student & Centro Latino Coordinator
The work of Storytellers for Change is incredible! We were honored to host Luis for our Empathy Assembly and a student workshop. S4C transforms narratives of exclusion into opportunities to learn how we can build a world belonging.
— Johanna Philips, Activities Coordinator Shorecrest High School
I highly recommend Luis Ortega and his organization Storytellers for Change. I would hire Luis in a heartbeat and recommend Luis as a facilitator or speaker to anyone looking for an engaging storyteller, adaptive facilitator, and model change maker.
— Roseann London, Director of the Gear Up Educator Development Initiative
Storytellers for Change facilitated the student strand for one and a half days at the Washington State Migrant Conference and demonstrated with ease strategies which work with a wide age range (6th -12th grade). The students were captivated by their engaging facilitation style which created a sense of belonging and empowerment. Students left the conference with a sense that they have the power of causing change through the power of their voice. All our students deserved to feel empowered and Storytellers for Change is working to provide them as well as educators and organizations with the tools to make a difference.
— Lupe Ledesma, Migrant Education Program Supervisor at WA Office of the Superitendent for Public Instruction
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