StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
OUR CORE PRINCIPLES
StoryCorps is built on an uncompromising commitment to excellence throughout the organization that includes an intense focus on the collecting, sharing, and preserving of people’s stories; high-quality organizational management; and the care and support of an extraordinary work environment where respect and dignity are paramount.
1. THE INTERVIEW SESSION IS AT THE HEART OF STORYCORPS. WE TREAT PARTICIPANTS WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT, CARE, AND DIGNITY.
2. STORYCORPS MAINTAINS A RELENTLESS FOCUS ON SERVING A WIDE DIVERSITY OF PARTICIPANTS.
3. STORYCORPS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE.
Note: The above comes directly from their website. Click here to learn more.
Personal Note: I find this site interesting - with a lot of potential in an upper elementary or high school classroom. Care would need to be taken to lead students to the appropriately vetted stories. I would love to hear how a middle grade teacher is or has used this resource in their classroom.