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
AFP Teaching Artist, Deonna (left), facilitating story-building and identity formation workshop after Dear Me performance.

AFP Teaching Artist, Deonna (left), facilitating story-building and identity formation workshop after Dear Me performance.

James Waller of Keen College, an expert in perpetrator psychology, speaks at our National Social Justice Festival in 2012.

James Waller of Keen College, an expert in perpetrator psychology, speaks at our National Social Justice Festival in 2012.

Kiki, Rwandan artist, talks to AFP about next art project about forgiveness and reparation.

Kiki, Rwandan artist, talks to AFP about next art project about forgiveness and reparation.

What We've Achieved

  • 1oo visits to local schools and organizations since 2013 reaching over 10,000 people!
  • 8 National Social Justice Festivals with over 18,000 attendees!
  • International artistic and educational collaborations with theatre and non-profit organizations.
  • 4 original productions.
  • AFP story-building and drama-based education model is used locally, nationally, and internationally. 
  • Teacher training in Rwanda and Kenya
  • 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.
  • Permanent residency at Lafayette International Community High School