For a recent Stories Untold project, we produced a series of videos to support the efforts of New Berlin High School’s Preserving Pretzel Pride Campaign Committee to secure funding for a new JR/SR high school.
Committee Chair, Jennifer Tirey, applied for our philanthropy program, and we were delighted to get involved.
“The goal of the video was to identify areas of the current New Berlin CUSD #16 JR/SR high school that needed to be updated and share the video footage and teacher/student testimonials with voters in the CUSD #16 school district. The goal was to have voters support the ballot initiative on June 28 to build a new JR/SR High school.”— Jennifer Tirey, Preserving Pretzel Pride Campaign Committee
The video was shared on the school district’s social media page and privately by other Facebook users.
“It brought tears to my eyes to see the current state of the facilities that our children and educators must be in every day. The video achieved what we wanted it to – it was factual, emotional, and heartfelt. Josh, Chris, Kevin, and the entire team are true storytellers – that bring something to life in a real way.”— Jennifer Tirey
The Storyteller Studios is thrilled for the students, teachers, administrators of CUSD #16, and the New Berlin community.
“This is our mission in action. Frankly, our crew was shocked at the state of the current JR/SR High School when we saw it. We’re grateful for the opportunity to join so many other community supporters and leverage the power of video and story to help make the case. Congratulations, Pretzels!”— Josh Hester, Principal & Executive Producer, The Storyteller Studios
Watch the videos now: