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“StoryUP…is my son’s FAVORITE weekend activity. He walks around the house singing ‘imagination, StoryUP!'” – Tamar, Jenkintown

“We LOVED the show!!!… It was soooo funny, and as much fun for the grown ups as it was for the kids!”  – Christina Colpetzer, Plymouth Meeting

“You’re the best teacher ever! I never wanna leave!” – Jonathan, age 8, StoryUP! student

“Programs like this, in which we fuse literacy education with fun and interactivity, are what the Free Library is all about. We are thrilled to be a partner in this effort to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity in our city’s children and teens.” – Siobhan A. Reardon, Free Library president and director 

“Good times–the whole family enjoyed!” – Tedford Juachon, dad, South Philadelphia

“Thank you for bringing StoryUP! to Children’s Community School! The workshop was a wonderfully dynamic experience for our students. Your improv guides connected beautifully with our students and co-created rich experiences with them. Ever since you left our kids have been in story making mode!” – Merryl Gladstone, Co-Founder and Director of Education and Curriculum, Children’s Community School

“[My daughter’s] eyes were just lighting up the whole time…that’s what we want to see!” – Megan, birthday party mom, Chestnut Hill

“It was a great success. Usually when you mention a writing program kids are reluctant to get involved because of what they perceive it to be…[but] so many children wanted to participate…it’s a testimony to the success of the program.” – Lisa Carpenter, Children’s Librarian, Tacony Library, Philadelphia

“I was so happy with how the day turned out!” – Lori Person, birthday party mom, Philadelphia

“There’s no way I’m leaving here without my story!” – Lukas, 8, Family Arts Festival, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

“We really enjoyed the show…It was a lot of fun. I was really impressed with what [the performers] did!” – Beth, birthday party mom, Erdenheim

“StoryUP! was the perfect entertainment for our daughter’s 6th birthday party. [The performer] had 100% attention from the girls, they were captivated with her interactive story and we loved how the story was woven through the entire party. [She] not only entertained the kids but maintained control of the party and 12 little girls… an amazing feat! At the end of the party the girls were pleading with her to keep telling more stories! We highly recommend StoryUP! and feel it is worth every penny!” – Matt & Beth Nierenberg, Havertown

“My daughter Myla loved it! She said she wants to come to every show!” – Lamarr, dad, Chester

“You taught me to come out of my comfort zone and that storytelling can be fun.” – Student, Tree House Books, Philadelphia

“My students were captivated by [the StoryUP! performer’s] storytelling, and her ability to move seamlessly from brilliant storyteller to poignant teacher of the craft is truly rare.” – Steve Clark, Middle School Literacy Teacher, DePaul Catholic School, Philadelphia

“StoryUP! completely immersed our campers with a story about a brain-eating space octopus looking for her prince in Florida. Awesome, right? The kids used acting and improv to build an imaginative world for the princess. This might have been their most favorite form of storytelling so far.” – Lauren Macaluso, Tree House Books

“It was so great to watch you act and truly enjoy what you do! That is contagious!” – Aaron Maines, Camden’s Promise Charter School

“My daughter absolutely loved coming to class each week…[the] warmth and energy created an environment…where she was encouraged to use her imagination and felt safe to act silly and have tons of fun! You really nurtured her love of writing, and truly expanded her interest in telling stories and writing fiction.” – Christina Colpetzer, StoryUP! parent, Plymouth Meeting

“Thank you so much for your magnificent contribution to the first ever Uptown Lit festival…your event went a long way to making it a success!”   -Alane Mason, Uptown Lit, New York City

“When a super shy kid comes out of her shell during the one hour show you helped put on…that’s like one of the best feelings in the world.” – Linh Chia, StoryUP! performer

“Can we hear another story from you?” – 8th grade student, DePaul School

“My Grandson and I had a great time today….he couldn’t wait to tell his Grand-mom about it. The storytellers were fun and enthusiastic and inviting. We’ll be back!”  – Christopher Brown, StoryUP! Granddad

“You are a great team! You bring so much joy to a lot of children through your fun educational enrichhment program. My family and I are grateful to be a part of your program…My daughter and I enjoyed every moment there.” – Justina Bigelow, StoryUP! mom

“The StoryUP team are experts at engaging students (and grown-ups!) in the sillier side of storytelling. Every student felt empowered to write creative short stories or perform on stage. StoryUP is truly a wonderful experience – we can’t wait to have them back again!” – Madeline Karp, Mighty Writers El Futuro

“The team is so funny. I wish I could play hooky from work to go to this performance! – Allison, StoryUP! mom

“The kids here at the library REALLY enjoyed it, and so did the parents!” – Janine Waters, Director, Narberth Community Library

“StoryUP! visited and tons of crazy improv stories ensued!! No limits to everyone’s imagination! The program mashed up writing, acting, laughing, and overall fun!!”  – Wendy Ensor, M. Alan Vogelson Library, Voorhees, NJ

“Your group is AMAZING!” – StoryUP! mom

 

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