"The one true democracy we have is storytelling. It goes across borders, boundaries, genders, wealth, race -- everyone has a story to tell."

- Cofounder & President, Colum McCann

Our Vision: A world where young adults lead with empathy

Our Mission

Narrative 4 harnesses the power of the story exchange to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, their communities, and the world.

About Narrative 4

Narrative 4 (N4) is a global network of educators, students and artists who use art and storytelling to build empathy between students while equipping them to improve their communities and the world. Using our core methodology, the story exchange, we help students understand that their voices, stories, actions and lives matter, and that they have the power to change, rebuild and revolutionize systems.

N4's work focuses on the broad, yet intersecting, themes of faith, identity, immigration, violence, and the environment. N4 ambassadors around the world are creating tangible change with personal stories as their foundation. 

Today, Narrative 4 is working in four continents, sixteen countries, and eighteen US states. Our global headquarters are in New York City and our N4 Ireland global centre is located in Limerick, Ireland.