Many are confused by the Story Statements. You can see a completed story statement in the Tips section of this Resource Center. Feel free to use this sample, share it with the cohort or start your own story statement. Once the participants have a chance to see a completed story statement, they are anxious to try their own. Completing the Story Statements is a process of self discovery and expression. It is a tool that allows the cohort to learn about each other in a different way, and to make deeper connections over similar interests.