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#MiCharterStory: Become a storyteller

#MiCharterStory: Become a storyteller

The #MiCharterStory series brings together neighbors in communities across the Mitten to share how charter schools have impacted their lives and neighborhoods. Whether you are a parent, teacher, alumni or community influencer, you have a story to share! Storytellers share their first-person 6-10 minute story in front of a small live audience of charter school supporters. 

Storyteller Guidelines:

  • All stories must be true and in first-person, which means it will be mostly about you.
  • Anything you say in public must not compromise your ability to return to work, your family or your community.
  • Anything you say in public must not damage the reputation of another person.
  • Stories are not educational talks. If you want to teach something, explain something, convince people of something, or call people to some action, you should pitch a TED talk.

Storytelling Basics:

  • All stories should include people, place and time in the first sentences.
  • Share why you love your city or community.
  • You should identify a conflict or problem.
  • Someone or something that helps you solve the problem or resolve the conflict.
  • End with a point. Implicit or explicit.
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Want to be a storyteller?

Has your charter shaped who you are? Given you purpose? Reinvigorated the passion in your career? If so, we want to hear your story! Submit a brief application to be considered for the #MiCharterStory project!

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