What is Story Starters? 

We all want our kids to grow up with

big hearts, open minds, & helping hands.

Parents ask Story Starters... 
“How can we explain race and racism when we feel we are
still learning about it ourselves?”
“How do I know if what I’m saying to my kids will have an impact?”



Story Starters helps families answer these tough questions.

We know racial bias starts early, and avoiding conversations about race is harmful to our kids. So in collaboration with educators and researchers, we’ve developed an at-home program for families with kids ages 3 to 8. Our program supports parents who want to start and strengthen conversations about race with their children, using picture books as tools. Throughout the 8-week program, Story Starters families learn from educators, racial justice advocates, and each other.

Learn more about our curriculum in the video below.

Fall Program Details


Who: Families with kids ages 3 to 8 years old. Siblings welcome!

Location: Virtual*

Program Dates: October 3 - November 21

Registration Fee: $125 

Partial and full scholarships available.


*we will facilitate in-person playground meet ups in communities where there are 5 or more registered families


Program participants receive:

  • A bundle of 6 books  

  • 5 parent guides full of research, resources, and family activities to help parents start and deepen family race conversations

  • 4 curated book lists to support further exploration and conversation

  • 2 family events and 2 parent workshops   

  • A vibrant community of families seeking to make an impact in their homes and beyond

  • Local playground meet-ups to facilitate community connections

2021 Program Dates (all times listed are EST):


Sunday, October 3rd, 4:00-5:00pm: Program Launch

Thursday, October 14th, 7:30-9:00pm: Parent Workshop

Wednesday, November 3rd, 7:30-9:00pm: Parent Workshop

Sunday, November 21st, 4:00-5:00 pm: Closing Family Event