I'll Tell You My Story is a two-week workshop that teaches unaccompanied teenaged refugee girls about writing their story, illustrating it with photos they've taken, and participating in the creation of a short film. Our goal is to show them that their voice is important, that they are not forgotten (despite their current difficulties), and that it is possible to imagine a self-sustaining career through the communicative arts. It is an ambitious two weeks that we believe has lasting effects, allowing many of the girls to reinterpret their futures and to remember what it is to hope.
We are looking forward to our third workshop in Nairobi this December. I'll Tell You My Story has been invited to do future workshops in South Africa and Brazil as well! In order to accomplish our goal of 6 workshops over the next 3 years, we are looking to raise $1,000 per participant, or, $15,000 per workshop. We've set this first goal on Crowdrise at $15,000 and are also beginning to fundraise through small events. For information on how the money is used, please visit our website at www.illtellyoumystory.com and email us. We'll be happy to answer your questions.
We hope you'll take a moment to watch the work on our website, as well. The participants are amazing young women, and we want to share their stories with the world!
We are a 501c3. Your donations are tax deductible, and we can accept employer matching gifts. Tax ID 82-4611055