• Strengthen a sense of self and personal goals.

• Build empathic connections with others inside and outside of school.
• Tap the power of shared experiences and inter-generational relationships, 

   uniting schools and communities around common goals.

  • Integrate curricular learning goals of reading, writing, interviewing, critical        thinking, understanding local history and problem solving.

Storymatters is being used in elementary, middle and high schools and other community settings.

Contact Threshold about starting one in your school.

Storymatters is a participatory oral history and photography program in schools that builds community connections,  self-esteem, communication and literacy skills. It can also be used in after school programs, libraries, community and faith based organizations. Working with students, teachers and schools, our curriculum based program uses oral history to:​



Photographs by Caroline Schneider