The above featured video is our first of many, to tell our story and share our vision for Storiboard Nation. We’re working hard to meet the needs of our members who shared their feedback on the type of online community and mobile app they desired. There’s been many sleepless nights to build an online environment that is free of bullying, discrimination, intolerance, and toxic role models.

Yesterday we launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the development costs of this phase of our buildout. Your support would help us open the virtual doors of Storiboard Nation this Fall to the various mentoring organizations, schools, programs, and groups, who are all very eager to experience the new and improved Storiboard Nation.

Imagine connecting with positive role models from around the world using your mobile device, tablet, or computer?

Imagine teachers, parents, counselors, principals, coaches, and librarians all connecting with each other online—and most importantly, connecting with our youth who need guidance, support, and encouragement—especially during non-school hours.

If you’re interested in learning more about Storiboard Nation and seeing how you can support our efforts to build an online community that doesn’t tolerate bullying, judgment, or discrimination of any kind, visit this link

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help us build an online community where teens look forward to connecting with their teachers, counselors, coaches, mentors, and yes—even their parents—then please visit this link (and we hope you will share it with others):  https://igg.me/at/SBNation/x/13975629

Being a role model isn’t about being perfect, it’s about sharing your stories. We hope that you will share yours on Storiboard Nation very soon!

~Natasha Foreman Bryant, Co-Founder of Storiboard Nation

 

This is the first time in a long time that I have started a journey in my career where I’ve been scared. It’s such a huge thing and I’m scared. But dang it I’m running with it anyway! My parents didn’t raise a punk, so I’m putting on my big girl trunks and doing this!

Storiboard Nation LLC
I Co-Founded this company with my business partner, Markeith Wood. We first met in November 2013, and by February 2014 I decided to switch my role from serving as a consultant to actually becoming a partner. In March the company was legally formed.

I serve as the Co-Founder and Chief Global Strategist (and behind the scenes wearing a bunch of other hats!)

Markeith and I both share a passion for community and especially working with and mentoring the youth. We had similar ideas for an online mentoring network, but Markeith’s idea was super-sized as his vision had potential to be global, while I hadn’t broadened my focus beyond serving one nonprofit organization near and dear to me (hint hint). We put our minds together, tweaked some of our original thoughts, and I began sharpening my techie (after many years of laying dormant).

Ladies and gentlemen I introduce you to Storiboard Nation, “an online mentoring network for youth, supported by parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors“. It’s a private network where we have students in middle school through college engaging in dialogue with their peers, with each other and with the adults who want to see them succeed.

Adults have to undergo extensive background screening before they can gain access to the network. We have student-only and adult-only forums. We have groups that meet and discuss topics from music to STEM, entrepreneurship to sports, attending college to changing the environment, and everything in between.

We’re creating an online community “where we can build tomorrow’s leaders today!

We already have teachers with more than 350 students waiting for us to open the virtual doors to them. The teachers have been part of our BETA testers along with several parents, coaches, and mentors.

We have students in grades 6-12 as well as several who are in college, who are adding their voice and creativity to helping us build the online community in a way that’s appealing to youth and not just us “old folks”.

We’re partnering with mentoring and youth organizations, as well as businesses from around the world who are interested in taking part in what we believe will be a big impact not just locally but globally.

We’re currently developing our mobile app, which will make interacting simpler and more engaging, and will give us the global presence that is needed. We’re also actively looking for team members and partners to help us build Storiboard Nation to where it needs to be.

To get a sneak peek into Storiboard Nation visit storiboardnation.com

Markeith and I are simultaneously working on other projects beyond the online community that will reinforce and nurture what we’re currently developing. Stay tuned for more announcements concerning those efforts.

Remember life is about our stories, share yours today on Storiboard Nation!

Warmest wishes,
Natasha

COPYRIGHT 2014. NATASHA FOREMAN BRYANT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED