Ari Satok is an author, speaker and educator, who believes in the power of stories to make the world a better place.
Ari grew up in Toronto, Canada. He is a magna cum-laude graduate of Princeton University. Following his graduation, he received a grant to embark on a year-long storytelling project, through which he traveled to international high schools all around the world, interviewing young people from dozens of countries on a mission to capture their powerful stories.
He received a follow up grant to turn his project into a book. The book, titled The Architects of Hope, captures, through poems written by Ari, the stories of sixteen of these young people, all related to the theme of hope.
Since publishing his first book, Ari has given talks and led workshops related to the book in a wide range of different communities. He has presented to audiences domestically and abroad, including college groups (at schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Brown), high school and middle school groups, seniors' residences, and non-profit groups. His talks celebrate the beauty of diversity and the power of young people to impact their own communities.
Ari has also taught courses on storytelling and social justice and leads a weekly writing workshop at a New York City seniors' residence.
He prides himself on being endlessly curious and is always excited to find others who share his passion for storytelling and writing!
To learn more about Ari's work, check out this recent feature in the Forward about him.