AEG Teams up With Young Storytellers to Host the “Big Show” at L.A. LIVE’s GRAMMY Museum

AEG Employees Mentor students from Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights, Calif. through Young Storytellers Script-to-Stage Program
Mar 29, 2018 4:00 PM ET

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company in the world, and Young Storytellers, a nonprofit organization that develops creative learning behaviors through the art of storytelling, recently teamed up to mentor a group of students from Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights, Calif. through Young Storytellers Script-to-Stage program.

Through the Script-to-Stage program, students were paired and met with AEG employees and Young Storytellers volunteers over the course of eight weeks to learn the fundamentals of storytelling through a mixture of creative games and one-on-one writing to write their own original short scripts.

To culminate the program, AEG hosted the “Big Show” at L.A. LIVE’s GRAMMY Museum on March 21 where students experienced VIP treatment including a limo ride from the school to the museum and red carpet prior to casting professional actors to bring their scripts to life in front of packed audience of their family and friends.

"Watching our students walk down the red carpet to a standing ovation at the Clive Davis Theatre in the GRAMMY Museum - while their AEG mentors beamed with pride - was a truly moving experience,” said Young Storytellers Executive Director Bill Thompson. “There is no doubt that every Young Storyteller left the performance today with the confidence of knowing that their voice matters."

“We were thrilled to be able to bring this program which fosters creativity and the exploration of the arts to the students at Hollenbeck Middle School,” said Erikk Aldridge, Director, AEG Community Affairs. “Through the combined efforts of our employee volunteers and the Young Storytellers team, we were able to bring the students’ stories to life in a fun and exciting way.”

Young Storytellers engages creativity through the art of storytelling using the timeless techniques of mentoring, collaboration and live performances, as well as current film technology to provide low-income students with an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life. Through the combined efforts of volunteer mentors, actors, and professional teaching artists, Young Storytellers serves more than 60 public schools in Los Angeles and New York City, reaching 1,200 students in elementary, middle, and high school each year.