Why 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.

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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 experience and understanding of the world as we share them with trusted friends, family and teachers.

We think the school years are more than just one story after another and far more than day-to-day instruction. Unfortunately, with the constant pressure on students and teachers alike to meet "the standards", it can be challenging to get those "ah ha" moments as they're happening - in the classroom where and when it matters most. 

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

In fact, in the coming school year we want to build an archive of a million stories told by students around the world. As you post yours and listen to others we think you will discover traits of yourself you may never have seen or imagined - over the gradual process of maturing into a caring responsible member of the global community.

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 24/7 and share with others who may learn something from you. 

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