What is Story Starters? 

We all want our kids to grow up with 

big hearts, open minds, & helping hands.

Yet everyday we see examples of people being hurt because they are seen as different in some way. Many of us are asking...

What do we tell our kids?

How do we support them on their journey to being forces of awesome 

in the community and in the world?


Story Starters helps families answer

some of these tough questions.

We know that racial bias starts early and that avoiding conversations about race is harmful to all kids. So we’ve developed an at-home program for pre-k and kindergarten kids and their families to encourage conversations that build empathy, support connection, and preempt racial bias.

Learn more about our curriculum in the video below.

Are you ready to be a Story Starter?

Program Details

Who: Families living in Newton, MA 

Age: Pre-k and kindergarten kids and their families. (Siblings welcome at events) ​

Location: Newton​, MA

Program Dates: January 2020 - May 2020

Registration Fee: $100
(Actual cost is $300/family)

Scholarships available for any family who needs one. Contact ellie@story-starters.org

By joining us you are helping to support a growing movement of families who are building anti-racist homes. To sustain the work and make it possible for Story Starters to have an impact in your community and beyond, we ask for a registration fee of $100 to supplement program costs (actual cost of the program for one family is $300).  If you are unable to contribute this fee, we have full and partial scholarships available for any family who needs one. 

Program participants receive:

  • One book a month delivered to your home  

  • Conversation guides for parents

  • Book lists to support further exploration and conversation

  • Additional parent resources on how to start and deepen family race conversations

  • Invitations to three family events  and two parent events to build skills and foster community 

Program Dates:

  • January 12th 3:30-5:00pm, Story Starters Program Kick-Off!!!

  • February 2nd (online) or February 6th (in person) 7:30-9:00pm, Parent Discussion

  • March 12th 7:30-9:00pm, Webinar: What do we do with problematic books? With guest facilitator, Ashia Ray of Books for Littles

  • April 4th 10:00am - Noon, Family Event 

  • May 7th 5:00 pm, Closing Family Event with FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice)

Click here to download a PDF of program dates

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