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Story2 Launches Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Support 10,000 Students in Using Storytelling

by Story2, on Jun 15, 2016 9:11:15 AM

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10,000.

That’s how many students will use storytelling in the next two years for the writing and speaking required to cross the bridge from high school to postsecondary education, work and service. It’s how many students will plan, organize and complete college essays, while building a portfolio of experiences by telling their stories out loud in writing and in video.

It’s a bold challenge. But one that today’s students deserve. That’s because teaching students how to deploy their stories enables them in building college and career paths that support their vision for the future.

According to the Economy Policy Institute’s The Class of 2015 report, recent college graduates face an unemployment rate of 7.2% and underemployment of 14.9%. For high school graduates unemployment is 19.5% and underemployment is 37%.

This issue requires an innovative solution that supports young people in bridging the gap from school to work by connecting with admissions officers and decision makers behind jobs and internships, while ensuring students are prepared in their transition from school to work.

Rising to this challenge is Civic Nation, iMentor, Opportunity Network and Students for Education Reform, who joined us as partners to launch this Clinton Global Initiative commitment  at CGI America 2016 in Atlanta.

Annually, CGI America brings together leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and nonprofits to develop solutions that encourage continued economic growth, support long-term competitiveness, and increase social mobility in the United States.

The commitment includes building a technology platform and network that shares changes in the landscape of life after high school, while building a peer network for students to navigate these changes. In conjunction with the training of students, Story2 and its partners will build a network for service groups, schools and college access organizations to connect students’ stories with postsecondary institutions for college admissions, and corporate partners for recruitment and employment opportunities.

For more information on the commitment, read the press release. Join us in reimagining how we prepare students to cross the bridge from high school to meaningful work and life changing higher education through storytelling by contacting us today.

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