Nowhere are kids and teens asked key life questions on a regular basis—questions like what they care most about, who they love, what they’re afraid of, and who they want to be.
When given the chance to answer these questions annually, kids and teens gain self-awareness and tend to make better choices, helping them run the gauntlet of adolescence.
How do we help our children find themselves before they lose themselves?
As Parents, we know that our children live with many big issues that provoke fear and anxiety. We are partnering with The 5000 Days Project, which has been helping children for the last 17 years to understand what they’re feeling and why they’re feeling it.
By giving your children the chance to ask challenging questions of themselves on a regular basis within the privacy of the StoryQ kiosk, and especially at the least self-aware period of their lives, you can give them the gift of fully expressing themselves in a safe setting. By encouraging them to verbalize everything they are feeling you can help your child to not only build their self-knowledge but also increase their emotional intelligence.
And at the end, you’ll have a priceless time capsule of your child’s life.
Our Evidence-Based Approach
The StoryQ methodology has been developed and constantly refined over the past 17 years by a The 5000 Days Project and their team of neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers, including Dr. John Medina (author of Brain Rules).
As clinical studies show, a healthy EQ is key to academic and lifelong skills.
How it Works
The StoryQ kiosk offers a variety of programs including, but not limited to, The Student Annual Video Journal and Restorative Justice.
The flagship program, The Student Annual Journal, involves in-depth, private interviews with students. At least once a year, participants scan their “ticket” to unlock an automated and completely private video interview. Age-specific interviews take 30-40 minutes to complete, and after the last question, the video footage is safely and securely stored to the Cloud.
The StoryQ Video Journal vs. The “Ambassador” Program
While the vast majority of 5000 Days Project consists of Video Journal (the StoryQ kiosk) participants, the company also offers a limited number of “Ambassador” spots to certain schools and organizations around the world. Unlike the normal video journaling program, which operates within the school, the Ambassador Program involves an in-person film crew conducting one-on-one interviews annually outside of school, as well as periodic “B-roll” filming of a student’s home and school life. Led by Rick Stevenson, the 5000 Days Project Ambassador interviewers apply the StoryQ Method of inquiry, and include professionals with backgrounds in counseling, youth education, and documentary filmmaking.
This year, kids and teens from Issaquah Middle School and Issaquah High School may also audition to be a 5000 Days Project Ambassador. With everyone’s mutual consent, the story may become part of a 5000 Days Project film or curriculum designed to help other kids.
Learn More About the Ambassador Program Here
An annual fee of $1000 USD is required for each Ambassador interview. A deposit of $200 is required for the initial audition interview. If that interview turns into their first year’s interview, the remaining $800 is due for year one. If the student is not quite ready, the $200 deposit will be returned. This $1000/year includes the in-depth annual interview, the collection of limited "B-roll" footage, storage, and administrative expenses.
Once participants graduate, they will receive a copy of all the raw footage.
Edited Film add-on: Most families will want to opt for an 8-15 minute edited film produced upon graduation. This cost is estimated at a $12,000 current market rate of which The 5000 Days Scholarship Fund offers to cover 50% for a total current cost to parents of $6000 for the finished edit add-on. If parents would like to lock in the cost of the edited film at today’s prices, they can do so by making an annual, non-refundable contribution of $250 or $500 to their own film fund which goes against the $6000. Otherwise, the cost of the eventual edited film will be at the future market rate.
Note that each year Issaquah Schools also pays for its own Ambassador Story, such as that of IHS grad Nicki Cox, featured at right.
Like all 5000 Days Project interviews, the goal is to help develop emotional intelligence in the participants. The interviews and the eventual edit remain in complete control of the participant. Any final pieces that are edited will only be made viewable to the public if the participant chooses to do so.
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