First person accounts of “lived experience” have the power to change global narratives and effect real change, as seen in movements as diverse as marriage equality, Black Lives Matter, eliminating extreme poverty, fighting climate change, and promoting girls education. Would better first person accounts counter unfair youth development narratives? i.e. Blame youth, fear youth, give up on youth. Many have identified that the global conversation about youth is too often missing the voices of youth. Organizations that support youth understand the importance of helping youth tell their stories, but do we do so in dynamic ways that maximize impact? Join RTI International, The GroundTruth Project, Education for Employment, and the National Journal in an important conversation on effective storytelling.