StoryCorpsU (SCU) is a year-long, cross-disciplinary (language arts, media, history), youth development program designed for 9th and 10th graders to help students develop self and social awareness (social and emotional learning competencies); academic skills (speaking, listening, and analytical and critical thinking); and strengthened school relationships. SCU uses StoryCorps’ tested interviewing techniques—combined with outstanding radio broadcasts and animated shorts—to support high school students in the development of identity and in drawing connections between their unique strengths and the college application process.
The SCU curriculum consists of 29 lessons. In this lesson, students create future-self plans. When presented with the idea of future possible selves, students have the opportunity to identify who they want to be.