Young Appalachian Story Summit

About the Summit

The event focuses on a critical issue: how youth can use storytelling as a leadership tool to create Appalachia’s future. Summit participants have the opportunity to hear from diverse voices within Appalachia; to understand how to take action in their own communities; and to join a network of like-minded young Appalachians to collaborate with beyond the event. The Summit focuses on the issues in Appalachia that attendees are passionate about and participants have the opportunity to customize one-of-a-kind agendas based on their own interests and experience. 


Summit Resources

Head over to our Learning Library for recordings and resources from the  2018 Summit sessions with keynote speaker Kiran Singh Sirah, Interviews and film links for Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute, and award-winning storyteller and educator Adam Booth.   You can also download the Telling Stories that Matter Toolkit, filled with practical tools and tips for telling your stories. Looking for more? Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming webinar based on your feedback! 


Ready to help shape Appalachia’s future? Keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 Story Summit Applications. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-30 and have an aptitude for leadership and a drive for social justice. 


One qualified candidate will be selected for a paid summer internship to help shape next year’s Young Appalachian Story Summit. 

Learn more.   Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019. 

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