AT THE CENTER FOR SCHOLARS & STORYTELLERS WE ARE…

Bridging the gap between scholars and storytellers to support positive youth development. 

Offering research-based actionable insights to support authentic and inclusive content for audiences ages 2 to 20.

 WHY

Media content has never been more prevalent in the lives of children and teens. Meanwhile, the entertainment industry is going through enormous change and is ready to listen.

Although insights that can guide responsible storytelling emerge regularly from the work of social scientists, they are slow to make their way into the hands of the entertainment industry.

One major contributor to this problem: Storytellers and scholars rarely take the time to listen to each other, grapple with problems together, and gain a deeper understanding of the other’s mission and work. This is why we exist.

WHAT

CSS draws upon our experience in both the entertainment industry and academia to:

  1. Discuss priority societal issues related to youth

  2. Set research agendas to study how media can positively impact youth

  3. Develop novel and scalable means of communication to share research findings (to content creators and those interested in child development)

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