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Impact Stories

Share Your Story

States and programs, we want your stories!

Submit an impact story and share with the world the outcomes of your Pyramid Model work. NCPMI will design and publish your story on our website, social media channels, and newsletter.

What are Impact Stories?

Impact stories are short (3-4 pages) descriptions of how an effort results in outcomes. They should focus on one aspect of the work related to the Pyramid Model. They are written in a simple and engaging way using plain language. The audience might include new programs or schools, new members of leadership teams, local and state policymakers, or potential funders.

Potential impact stories may share the outcomes associated with:

  • program-wide implementation
  • family engagement
  • addressing suspension and expulsion
  • community-wide implementation
  • intervention implementation
  • partnerships
  • using data
  • practitioner coaching
  • equity
  • culturally sustaining practices
  • all the excellent work you do daily as you bring the Pyramid Model to children, their families, and communities

Tips for writing your story

  1. Use the plain language guide to write the story using simple language. Avoid the use of jargon.
  2. Title the story in an engaging way and using an action verb.
  3. Write short paragraphs with a few sentences.
  4. Write in an active voice.
  5. Consider the use of direct quotes from participants or recipients.

How to submit a story

  1. Use the form below to let us know about your story topic, the outcomes you want to highlight, and when you anticipate completing your first draft. A NCPMI team member will be in contact via email.
  2. Write your story.
  3. Submit your story to the email contact, along with 2-3 photographs that illustrate your implementation and will engage the reader.
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