The Power of First-Person Storytelling for TPP Programs Workshop

1.50 hr
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Communication and Dissemination Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
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One key way for staff to get buy-in from stakeholders, including community members, partners, and families, is to share stories about their TPP program work and the impact it has on youth. During this workshop, Allison Myers from StoryCenter discussed storytelling structures and techniques for writing a powerful, first-person narrative. Additionally, participants practiced drafting a short, personal story (200-350 words) in response to a prompt.


  • Allison Myers, StoryCenter, Senior Program Director

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the three elements of digital storytelling
  2. Understand the four C’s of simple structure
  3. Compose a first-person story related to their TPP program

Time: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion: Yes - available after completing the evaluation at the end of the recording

Video Chapters

  • Introduction
  • Why Storytelling? & StoryCenter Background (2:54)
  • How Can we Tell Stories in an Impactful Way? (17:53)
  • Story Examples (27:31)
  • The Four C's (52:54)

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