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Compass for Kids

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The Storyteller Studios recently had the honor of working with the incredible staff at Compass for Kids to create a branding video based on the existing programs run by the nonprofit in Springfield, Illinois.

Molly Berendt

“We chose to work with The Storyteller Studios because of their reputation and excellent customer service. Josh was extremely responsive and personable. We felt confident he could deliver a video that showcased our entire program.”

— Molly Berendt, Founder & Executive Director, Compass For Kids

Through after-school and summer programs, Compass for Kids provides resources and support to underserved children in Springfield Public Schools – District 186.

Club Compass is an after-school program focusing on social-emotional skill development, life skills, enrichment, and reading. It serves elementary students in Springfield Public Schools – District 186.

The purpose of Camp Compass is to prevent summer learning loss by closing the achievement and opportunity gaps between students from families of low income and their counterparts.

Camp Care-A-Lot is a five-day residential camp for under-served elementary students throughout Central Illinois.  

The video tells the story of Compass for Kids’ impact through the eyes of the staff and participants of the programs.

I cried. Even though I knew what the general premise of the video would be, seeing it all come together was incredibly impactful.”

— Molly Berendt

It was an honor meeting the team at Compass for Kids, the children, and having the opportunity to capture the positive impact these programs are having in our community.

“We had a great experience working with The Storyteller Studios. The team was extremely accommodating when the weather did not cooperate with a scheduled field trip. Chris [Costello] came to one of our sites to get extra footage so that we could capture more content of the entire experience. The team was also great to work with during the editing process, listening to our ideas and providing feedback on what would and would not work well.”

— Molly Berendt

Producer, Chris Costello, lead the project for The Storyteller Studios.

“Josh and the entire team were professional, high energy, and, most importantly, trustworthy. They executed the goal efficiently and effectively. I foresee us utilizing The Storyteller Studios again in the future.”

— Molly Berendt
Chris Costello

“It is always a pleasure partnering with the folks at Compass for Kids and helping to further their mission of closing learning gaps for low-income children. My mother was an elementary school librarian for over a decade, so I have a special place in my heart for educators. The work Compass for Kids does in our community is important. Having the chance to tag along to classroom sessions and various field trips and see the work in action was special. They are truly changing lives and making Springfield a better place.”

— Chris Costello, Producer, The Storyteller Studios

Watch the videos:

Compass for Kids Mission Video
Compass for Kids Mission Video [social]