Video Journaling Tools to Foster Self Discovery in Kids & Teens – An Authentic Time Capsule of Growing Up That Raises EQ Along The Way
The 5000 Days Project is a global organization dedicated to developing emotional intelligence (EQ). We apply the StoryQ method of deep inquiry combined with video journaling technology to bring a low-cost and easy-to-implement tool into schools and communities allowing all kids to self-reflect and process in a safe environment.
Stories of Impact
What Kids Are Saying
5000 Days Project participants discuss their experience using the StoryQ as a safe space to process their stories.
What Educators Are Saying
Justin Robinson, the Director of The Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School shares his observations on the value of verbal journaling and how the StoryQ has been benefiting his students since 2017.
The 5000 Days Project implements the StoryQ evidence-based methodology and technology to help participants discover and capture who they are at specific moments along their journey growing up, giving them prompts, privacy, and inspiration to explore their truest self. As they answer key questions over the years, the method reveals their personal transformation—capturing a series of life frames that in themselves tell their story.
An Evidence-Based Approach
The 5000 Days Project uses an evidence-based development approach. Our findings on the benefits of private guided video journaling over the past 18 years have been reinforced by outside research from leading professionals in the educational, research, and scientific communities.
Since 2001, The 5000 Days Project has helped develop emotional intelligence in individuals from around the world. We have deployed StoryQ kiosks to schools and organizations in 12 countries, touching a diverse collection of personal stories.
A 2018 evaluation undertaken by StoryQ on The 5000 Days Project participants shows that the video journaling process is working.
StORIES TO INSPIRE:
Ambassadors of the Project
Nicki, like many girls, grows up struggling with an eating disorder. Watch her discover herself and unleash the power of her own story as she turns her greatest challenge into a source of inspiration and hope for others.
Hunter, an Australian athlete wrestles with who he is, what he wants, and where he wants to go along his journey growing up. Watch the first 3 minutes here. Hunter’s full 26 minute ambassador film will be released in Australia this year. Subscribe to our newsletter for information on release date and venue.
Founder Rick Stevenson ON:
The Roadmap of Adolescence
Teaching kids to tell their own story necessitates perspective—a 5000-foot view of the mountain road we travel called life. From the road, we see the beauty of the mountain, the danger of the cliff, and the curve up ahead—and that’s it. What we think lies around that curve is consciously or unconsciously determined by what has been encountered around previous curves.
As participants learn how to tell their own personal story, they are required to have a bird’s-eye view—making sense of their past influences as well as helping define where they want and need to go.