What is SAYiT?
The Story Works Alaska Youth Team (SAYiT) is a group of Story Works participants who meet outside of school hours to plan and conduct projects to support youth stories. First launched by Story Works alumni in January 2015, SAYiT works on a number of out-of-school projects including:
- Hosting Extra Credit, an annual youth storytelling event featuring students from multiple high schools.
- Leading story workshops for elementary-aged students.
- Producing podcasts featuring stories about bullying prevention and overcoming challenges.
- Leading workshops at national and local education conferences.
- Producing a series of videos, in collaboration with the Alaska Teen Media Institute, to support Story Works participants in classrooms beyond Anchorage.
- Creating content to increase youth voice in the Story Works curriculum.
Membership/How to Join SAYiT
SAYiT is open to all youth ages 12-24 who have participated in Story Works programs. If you are interested in learning more, please complete this form, below and we will send you information about meetings, etc.
In-person weekly meetings are held in Anchorage but members also have the option to join virtually if they are unable to attend in person. Note: Due to COVID-19, SAYiT is meeting virtually until further notice. Our Zoom meetings are still weekly and only 30-60 minutes.