AFP Teaching Artists with students in a story-building workshop

AFP provides tools and vocabulary for conflict resolution, community building, and identity exploration in communities and schools world-wide.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Anne Frank Project is to use storytelling as a vehicle for community building, conflict resolution, and identity exploration. Inspired by the wisdom of Anne Frank, AFP surfaces and shares stories stifled by oppression. 


Thank you for for activating compassion and empathy for my students—I could never have taught them this from books.
— City Honors School, Buffalo, New York
 Aqueira Roberts (center) facilitating AFP’s story-based learning model at the annual Youth Day for high school students at SUNY Buffalo State.

Aqueira Roberts (center) facilitating AFP’s story-based learning model at the annual Youth Day for high school students at SUNY Buffalo State.

 Photo of The Space Between, touring production Spring 2018, and Theater Department season production Fall 2018.

Photo of The Space Between, touring production Spring 2018, and Theater Department season production Fall 2018.

 SUNY Buffalo State students in Rwanda (2016) at the Bisesero Genocide Memorial in Kibuye.

SUNY Buffalo State students in Rwanda (2016) at the Bisesero Genocide Memorial in Kibuye.

What We've Achieved

  • 125 visits to local schools and organizations since 2013 reaching over 10,000 students!

  • 10 National Social Justice Festivals with over 18,000 attendees!

  • International artistic and educational collaborations with theatre and non-profit organizations.

  • 6 original productions.

  • AFP story-building and story-based learning model is used locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Teacher training in the U.S.A, Rwanda, Kenya, and Switzerland.

  • National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant (2014) in partnership with the City of Buffalo, Friends of the Buffalo Story, and Young Audiences of WNY.

  • Residencies at Lafayette International Community High School, Roosevelt Elementary School #65, International School #45, Our Lady of Hope Homeschool, City Honors School.