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Stories: YES

Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement and Skill-Building

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What is It?

Each Winter, young people across the country engage their communities to discover and digitally document their unique history by utilizing new professional equipment. Organizations hosting a MoMS exhibition are invited to submit a proposal for Stories: YES.

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Lanesboro, MI, Youth Access Grant Project, 2015 - photo by Erin Dorbin

Digital Stories

For ideas and inspiration, browse some of the youth stories that are already part of the online collection. Click here for specific examples.

Browse Projects
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Program Resources

Need help with your YES project? Check out the Stories: YES knowledge base to find documents and other tips to help.

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Stories: YES

Stories from Main Street: Youth Engagement and Skill-Building

I want to get involved!


Stories: YES occurs in Winter/Spring but it can be implemented either before or after an organization hosts their exhibition. .

  • MoMS exhibitions provide the subject framework for youth digital stories.
  • Video stories are most common and the ideal length is 3-5 minutes each.
  • Participation has been successful with youth aged 5th to 12th grade.

Find more detailed information here. Stories: YES introductory webinar coming soon!

What It Does

Stories: YES can effect community engagement in impressive ways. Review highlights from the 2016 evaluation, including impacts on youth and their communities.

How It Works

Stories: YES is a flexible program, designed to work with your organization's existing resources. Its goal is to help you strengthen or develop new relationships, particularly with kids, other youth groups, teachers, or schools.

Submit a Proposal

The Proposal Guidelines contain detailed submission information such as what things to consider as you answer the Proposal questions. Download in the following formats:


Word Document

For the 2018 cycle, proposals are due on June 2nd, 2017. You will be informed by July if your proposal has been selected to move forward with Stories: YES. Click here for more information.

Submit your proposal to Shannon Sullivan, Stories: YES Program Coordinator at

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