Paying It Forward —
Three Generations at Work
It’s Our Story is a labor of many loves: the love of the human story and its ability to change perception, the love of equal access to opportunities that lead to a more prosperous future, and the love of the possibility that we can all work together to become better, more empathetic and engaged people.We accomplish our goals by creating relationships that energize participants and foster opportunities.
Designed for ambitious young people who seek to position themselves for media-oriented careers by building 21st Century Workforce Skills. Learn more about Leadership Fellowship.
Designed for experienced professionals who seek to share their skills through individualized mentorship of today’s youth. Learn more about Professional Fellowship.
For successful professionals with a wealth of business experience and an eagerness to show us how best to impact the world with our content. Learn more about Entrepreneurial Fellowship.
It’s Our Story Leadership Fellows
Designed for ambitious young people who seek to position themselves for media-oriented careers by building 21st Century Workforce Skills. It’s Our Story seeks to expand its creative force by bringing on talented, inquisitive, passionate individuals who want take part in an exciting multimedia venture. If you’re an enthusiastic, ambitious young person with an interest in disability advocacy and social media, we want to learn more about you.
Our Leadership Fellows develop valuable 21st Workforce Skills that increase employability, self-confidence, experience, and social and professional networks.Be a part of a team that is eager to change the world. It’s Our Story currently seeks Leadership Fellows in the following fields: Business, Marketing, Education, Research, Humanities, Social Media, Communication, Philanthropy, Writing, Library Science, Computer Science, and Film to name just a few career tracts that can benefit from an IOS Leadership Fellowship.
Meet the IOS Leadership Fellows
- Eric Clow
- Erik Barthel
- Riis Larsen
- Spencer Siebert
- Sami Hagslund
- Lien Phan
- Max Parker
- Ismael Maidanado
- Thu Phan
It’s Our Story Professional Fellows
Created for career professionals who seek to share their skills through individualized mentorship of today’s young people and tomorrow’s leaders.
Professional Fellowships are mentorship positions available to anyone with professional experience and a desire to educate, train and inspire the next generation of disability leadership.
The It’s Our Story project is firmly rooted in a belief that the best engine for social change is leadership by example. That’s why we are proud to offer Professional Fellowships to people with disabilities who have work experience in the following fields: Business, Marketing, Education, Research, Humanities, Social Media, Communication, Philanthropy, Writing, Library Science, Computer Science, and Film.
Meet the IOS Professional Fellows
- David Radcliff
- Rihannon Gutierrez
- Jonathan Yourde
- Scott Belkin
- Dagnicho Bsolvic
It’s Our Story Entrepreneurial Fellows
It’s Our Story seeks experienced leaders within areas of social entrepreneurship and venture capitalism to craft help us craft our long-term vision, sustainable strategies and major funding proposals.
Our initial fundraising objective is to secure $3 million in start-up fees to organize and effectively promote our massive database of incredible stories from the disability community. Like many great endeavors, we are driven by passion for our work and big plans for our future. But we need your help to make that future a reality.
If you have the executive skills and experience necessary to grow It’s Our Story to match its fullest potential, we look forward to a productive discussion about how we can best merge our efforts.
Meet the IOS Entrepreneurial Fellows
- Gordon Fuller
- Frank Odasz
- Fred Vanderpoole