WHy Do Stories Matter?

Stories have defined our world since the dawn of time, from cave walls to the tall tales recounted around fires. We use them to entertain, to share common experiences, to teach and to pass on traditions.

And let's face it, no two people are alike and neither are your experiences through the school years. Every journey begins one step at a time - through a world of exploration, discovery and understanding. 

At StoryCast we think stories hold a key to self-understanding in unique and powerful ways. Each one has the potential to expand our thinking and enhance our understanding of the world as we share them with trusted friends, family and teachers.

We think your school years are more than just one story after another. With the pressures on you and your teachers to cover the curriculum in a fast-paced year of learning, it can be challenging to fully recognize those "ah ha" moments as they're happening. 

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So we made it our mission to encourage students from kindergarten to college to tell their stories from the beginning.

In fact, we want to build an archive of a million stories told by students around the world. As you post yours to share or listen to others in the months and years ahead, we think you will discover traits of yourself you may never have seen or even dreamed of - over the gradual process of maturing into a caring responsible member of the global community, spoken in real time and in your very own words.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination". At StoryCast we think there is a richer world of understanding in every step and story along the way. With StoryCast and your iPhone, android or laptop, you can record and preserve what's important and share with others who may learn something new.

Need ideas, see How it works. Or, if you're ready, get set. Go!