1. Telling stories that connect to the heart

To break habits, you need to tap into sources of hope and empathy, and tell stories that show how people overcome a challenge they are facing. Storytelling communicates emotional content. We teach story-telling so people can know why you are doing what you are doing; we teach this by coaching students to tell their stories of self, us, and now. Students leave able to communicate what drove them to work on a cause, why their people must come together, and why their community must act now.

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