My Story Booklet for Lower Elementary Booklet (Kindergarten to 2nd-grade)
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My Story Booklet for Upper Elementary Booklet (3rd to 6th grade)
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My Story Booklet for Jr – Sr High / Adult Booklet (7th grade and beyond)
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SHARE YOUR LIFE STORY

My Story booklets provide a guided journey through your stories and the stories of others.

We created the Front Porch Initiative to change the way children and youth relate to one another. The trend toward disconnection and narcissism can end here. Imagine the next generation embracing their differences and finding commonality and empathy—all through sharing their own life stories.

Our resources are designed to assist children and youth in crafting and sharing their own life stories following four simple chapters in the My Story booklets: Beginnings, Challenges, Hope, and Future. In addition to writing their stories, there is space to paste a photograph or draw a picture for each chapter. By engaging minds cognitively and creatively, the lessons they learn will gain in strength and power.

1

EVERY STORY HAS A BEGINNING

What do your opening pages hold? Where did your story start?
What characters played a part in setting the stage for your life?

2

EVERY STORY HAS CHALLENGES

What difficulties have you faced?
Were there dark twists and turns in your story?

3

EVERY STORY HAS HOPE

Who or what gives you hope?
Where did your story take a turn for the better?

4

EVERY STORY HAS A FUTURE

Where will your story take you in the days ahead?
What would you like to see in your last chapter?

“It’s important to know their stories, because then I know my kids.”

— Elana Heinonen, 1st Grade Teacher