Youth: The Narrative Slam

Change The Channel

The Narrative Slam transforms alienation into community as youth find common ground beyond their differences. Because nobody is expected to conform to anything but mutual respect and confidentiality, participants discover themselves and uncover their passions and potential. The experience of belonging— and being helpful to others— is the first step towards claiming one's intelligence, voice, dignity and agency.

The Narrative Slam emphasizes storytelling for its essential role in cognitive development and forming healthy connections. Stories cut through all barriers, in language, differences in race, religion, values and mores. Even strangers can empathize with each other's stories and provide the experience of feeling appreciated and understood.

The Narrative Slam has demonstrated success:

  • broadening perspectives

  • increasing awareness and expanding empathy 

  • Improving social and emotional skills (SEL)

  • improving communication

  • revealing untapped potential

We work with:

  • youth programs

  • schools

  • teachers & staff

  • school administrators

  • parents

“You are asking us to ask questions we avoid and make us accountable to ourselves and each other. Forcing us to be authentic without the pressure.”

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THE NARRATIVE METHOD™ is an award-winning 501c3 program for diverse groups and individuals. Participants challenge kneejerk impulses to obey the culture rather than express themselves genuinely. And by broadening their lens, participants discover new possibilities for themselves, each other, and the world. Increases awareness, wonder, empathy and tolerance. 

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