Actors will tell the real-life stories of young men aging out of a children’s home in a staged reading on Saturday in Ferguson.
The free event at the Ferguson Youth Initiative, 106 Church St., draws on writing by young men who participated in a program of YourWords STL. The organization helps St. Louis youth express themselves, and work through trauma using the written word.
The presentation, “Unheard Voices: You Don’t Know My Story,” is comprised of poetry, lyrics and narratives by residents of the Marygrove Children’s Home in Florissant. It highlights the human need to be heard, according to YourWords’ cofounder Anna Guzon, a former physician.