As parents, we have a vested interest in making sure our children can
participate—and succeed—in our nation’s democracy, economy and workforce.
Americans All is a nonprofit community-outreach program that specifically benefits
non-academic school activities* and small business/service providers by using
a unique storytelling tool and turnkey fundraising approach.
We use a unique storytelling tool to facilitate legacy preservation, enable students to communicate better and help small businesses succeed. Families can also use this tool to pass on knowledge and experiences to current and future generations. Without this information, children will neither understand their roots nor develop their ethnic and cultural identity. In addition, storytelling brings communities together by sharing people’s common histories, rather than their differences. Schools, students and students’ families, staff and alimni participate in Americans All at no cost and receive a free, 3-month trial to our Social Legacy Network.
Local businesses, cottage industries and professional service providers participate in our program as Business Legacy Partners, for a nominal fee. They can leverage stories about their business or practice to build closer relationships with current and future customers and clients. They can also use our program to share discounts on their goods and services with Americans All Social Legacy Network members.
Schools frequently ask businesses for financial support but rarely provide them with anything of value in return. Our grassroots approach enables schools to receive ongoing revenue from the fees paid by Business Legacy Partners. Americans All members can also continue their Social Legacy Network subscription for a small monthly cost ($4) after the free trial to continue to receive discounts from program partners and additional benefits. Schools also benefit directly from the Social Legacy Network fees.
Although we are no longer active in curriculum areas (focusing instead on providing students involved in non-academic school activities, like school clubs and teams, with valuable resources), member families can still access our existing, supplemental K–12 social studies information—a $500+ value. In addition, we have recently repurposed our unique storytelling tool to enable students to help families that lost a member(s) to COVID-19 to gain closure, and to permanently preserve the memories, contributions and achievements of their loved one(s). In that regard,we also need to recognize the incredible, unselfish work of the first responders who risked their own lives to help those in need.
Your PTSA can help by working with the school's activities director to become one of our Legacy Partners, at no cost, and can create a Legacy Partner landing page for your organization to host stories created by your members. Through your help, you can:
- Help the school give students and students’ families, staff and alumni and friends the school's Legacy Partner ID Number so they can participate in Americans All at no cost and receive a free, 3-month trial to our optional Social Legacy Network. When they join the Network, they provide direct revenue to the school.
- Work with appropriate in-school clubs to contact local businesses, cottage industries and professional service providers to join Americans All. The school receives direct on-going revenue from their memberships.
- Can help the school create as many free home pages on our Web site—in multiple languages, if desired—to describe the activities of all clubs and teams, so they can host stories of its members. The clubs and teams can create a landing page each year so it will have a permanent record of its work.
- Encourage students to add this program to their community service list by helping others with less tech experience prepare and publish their stories. The students could also aid the families who lost loved one during the pandamic permanently memoralize the family member(s that past away.
*Non-academic activities include, but are not limited to, extra-curricular activities such as sports, performing arts, volunteerism, student government, and clubs that focus on topics such as academics, vocational and professional, service, arts and crafts, mechanical shops, hobbies, publications/media, languages, religion, and so on. They also include events like excursions and social outreach programs, to name a few. These activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and thus help contribute to a well-rounded education. Our storytelling tool can be quite useful in many of these areas.
Click here to view our program overview.
Click here to view a "blueprint" to guide a member on the storytelling process.
Click here to learn how to become a Legacy Partner.
Click here to set up an individual membership account.
Any questions? Please contact Americans All.