Everybody has a story to share and storytelling brings generations together.
We offer seniors an opportunity to preserve their legacy, so their
invaluable knowledge and lessons learned will not be lost forever.
Legacy stories acknowledge that heritage and culture are rich aspects of personal and group identity. Storytelling is a wonderful intergenerational bonding experience, building empathy and understanding. For the same reasons an individual creates a will and/or an estate plan, he or she should create, publish and enjoy a legacy story now—or save it and have it published at a later date. Storytelling:
- Celebrates memories, experiences and accomplishments;
- Passes on wisdom and lessons learned to guide future generations;
- Enables people to control how they are remembered; and
- Ensures the significance of a lifetime will not be lost forever or, in the case of an unexpected event, wind up as an incomplete, costly and short-lived newspaper obituary.
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 enable seniors to share their life stories and learn about the contributions that all people have made—and continue to make—to our nation’s history. Schools, students and students’ families and friends participate in Americans All at no cost and receive a free, 3-month trial to our Social Legacy Network. By having the story created by a student or if the senior is affiliated with a school, the story is free. Students helping seniors create their story can earn service-learning credits and all our members can gain discounts from our program's business partners.
Benefits of Membership in Americans All
- Can contain up to 2,000 words, of which 1,000 can be password protected;
- Can be published in multiple languages and be updated at no cost;
- Can be enhanced with photographs, home movies and other media;
- Can include links to other Heritage Honor Roll legacy stories, social media sites and other Web pages;
- Can be shortened to print on an 8½” x 11” template to share with family and friends; and
Although we are no longer active in curriculum areas, seniors and their families can also access our existing K–12 supplemental social studies information—a $500+ value.
Click here for tips on “How to create a legacy story.”
Click here for tips on “Storytelling for younger children.”
Click here to view our program videos.
Click here to view our program overview.
Click here to register for Americans All so you can create and share a legacy story and receive program benefits.
Click here to learn how your family can become a Legacy Partner.
Any questions? Please contact Americans All.