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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

United Story

We believe in the power of the story. We believe that every individual has a dynamic story to tell, and every story serves as a means by which members of diverse, yet divided communities can connect, educate, and empower each other.

Founded in 2012,United Story (U/S) uses the powers of design and storytelling as a means to address issues of social inclusion--bullying, racism, bias, understanding, etc.--and diversity within institutions and communities that cater to youth.

Storytelling allows students to literally design their lives, which makes their goals feel more attainable and generates empathy among peers. United Story uses the data inherent in students' stories to equip faculty with the skills and professional development workshops necessary to merge student's educational and emotional needs.

Areas of Interest: 
design,
storytelling,
anti bullying,
empathy,
diversity,
inclusion,
emotional health