Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Help Kids Help Each Other project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English
$28,441 pledged of $150,000 goal
backers
By storybooth
$28,441 pledged of $150,000 goal
backers

About this project

storybooth is an award-winning animated storytelling platform that collects real stories from kids in their own words and voices, animates the best of them and publishes them on our YouTube channel, website and mobile app.

The power of sharing true stories.

storybooth is changing lives. 

Every day, kids from all over the world come to storybooth, open their hearts and minds, and connect to each other through the power of their own stories. 

Since launching in the Spring of 2016, over 35,000 kids have submitted stories to us to animate, and millions have come to the platform. Young people have watched our videos over 65 million times

At storybooth, kids can be real. They are bold and brave, revealing their secrets, embarrassing moments, strengths and flaws, tragedies and triumphs. 

Like Pilar, who admits to being a bully on Instagram and inspires us to learn from our mistakes. Katherine, who through the pain of losing a best friend to suicide encourages others to "be the writers of their own lives and end their sentence with a semi-colon, and not a period." Chloe, who shares the terror she experienced in her homeroom during a lock-down at school. Or Jack who tells the story of losing his best friend - his dog Leo - and how he got through it.

 

Through their shared stories, kids understand that they are not alone in the challenges and experiences that face them as they grow up. 

This empowers them. 

storybooth meets kids right where they are, with honesty and authenticity. It inspires them and gives them confidence, grit and compassion. They are made stronger and bolder by the community, and the bravery and examples set by the storytellers. And, they are entertained and engaged because the stories are about the things they care most about and are experiencing right now – the things that matter to them.

storybooth is making an impact.

Every day, hundreds of thousands of kids come to storybooth, inspiring and empowering each other and themselves, coming out of hiding, sharing their truths, and bringing light to the world. 

Why Kickstarter?

storybooth is a by-kids-for-kids platform. It is authentic, organic, and co-created – the community makes it as good as it is. storybooth is committed to going anywhere that the audience needs it to go, and promises to cover the topics that the community wants to hear and talk about.

That’s why we decided to do this, to allow the widest possible community of people who care deeply about young people, and the stories they share, to be a part of what makes storybooth as good as it is – a powerful community of backers – and to make it better.

We have watched the power of our community of young people elevate storybooth, and we have watched storybooth, in turn, elevate them. 

We believe our community of backers can do the same, allowing us to continue to start and be in the tough topics and conversations that young people want and need, and to let the audience guide us where they need us to go.

What we will do with the funds.

Every story that we are able to animate and post, each week, brings millions of kids to the platform. 

There are so many stories that need to be told and shared and we can't afford to stop being that platform and channel for young people. We didn't expect to receive over 35,000 stories from kids all over the world in such a short time, or that we would grow our audience this quickly. 

Kids want to see more of their stories animated and we want to give that to them. The more stories we produce, the bigger the impact we can make.  

That's why we need your help - to move fast, animate more amazing stories told by amazing kids, and share them with the world. 

Reaching our goal will let us put more stories into production, and impact more and more kids. Exceeding it will help us impact even more! This is Kickstarter after all. We could exceed our goal, and all have an amazing story to tell!

storybooth accolades.

We're young, just over a year old, but we've already received great recognition and won some highly coveted awards. We even beat out some of the big guys like Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and TeenVogue. 

2017 Webby Award - Best in Youth

2017 Shorty Award - Best Kids and Lifestyle App

Watch more stories...

CLICK HERE to see all our stories on YouTube 

Or watch some below....

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch goals.

If we all didn't dream big nothing big would ever happen. Our goal allows us to keep going with our audience, to hopefully lift up and empower millions more kids, for now - but - exceeding our goals and really stretching, that can help us touch so many more lives with so many more stories!

Here's what we can do - making an impact on millions and millions of kids - if all of you help us blast past our initial goal!

Who we are.

 

Risks and challenges

storybooth has produced over 70 of its unique animated shorts in the past 18 months, working with an amazing and dedicated team of directors, producers, and animators. With proper funding there is no risk that storybooth videos won't be produced and distributed at the cadence and on the platforms we are currently on.

The rewards that we have committed to our fans, backers, and supporters are not contingent on anything beyond reaching or exceeding our funding goal.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    THANKS AND APPRECIATION

    A personal thank you from the storybooth team and so much appreciation for supporting storybooth.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    INSIDE THE BOOTH

    Not only will you get a personal note and thank you from the storybooth team, but we'll bring you inside the creative process with an invitation to a behind-the-scenes private area off our website where you can view the next ten storybooth stories before they're released - from character design, to animatic to animation - we'll pull the curtain back in the booth.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS

    You deserve to be recognized! Your name will be highlighted on our website and we'll send you a storybooth sticker to remind you of your generosity! Also includes the INSIDE THE BOOTH package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    CROWN YOURSELF

    The YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS package plus a way for you to show your support off with a stylin' storybooth baseball hat.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    ON THE WALL

    Make a storybooth story a permanent part of your art collection with a mounted cel from one of our favorite episodes. Also includes the CROWN YOURSELF package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    TAKE A BOW

    Get some serious kudos with an end card credit on a upcoming storybooth story and be immortalized on the small screen. Also includes the CROWN YOURSELF package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    COLOR YOURSELF IN

    storybooth animators will design your virtual cartoon self. Send us a picture, tell us what you want your character to wear and we'll create the last digital avatar you will ever need. We'll also send you an electronic version for printing and plastering around your house. Also includes the CROWN YOURSELF package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    YOUR BIG BREAK

    Okay not quite an opportunity for the Academy but still, your first walk-on role. We'll take the character we design from the COLOR YOURSELF IN package and give you a part as an extra in one of our episodes. We will also give you a cel that captures your moment in the spotlight.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    TAKE ALL THE CREDIT

    We will let the world know that you were part of bringing a great story to life by dedicating a storybooth video to you and only you. "This story was brought to life through the generosity of YOUR NAME HERE!" Also includes THE CROWN YOURSELF package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    GET ANIMATED

    Everyone has a story but not every one gets it animated. Boil your best story down to one minute and we will bring it to life storybooth style. We'll work with you to get your story just right and then the magic begins. Our animation team will design your character and we'll move it into production - take you with us on the journey - and deliver you your personal storybooth video fully animated to share with friends and family.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)