Q: Could you please give some more examples of this aspect of the Story that is presented at each Bucket Stop? I understand the "Before," "Intervention," and "After" but am a little confused as to what is meant by the "Myth/Stereotype" and some clarification would be helpful. I could only find one example in the book.
Sue in Oregon
A: At your Point of Entry, you will have three tour stops, one crafted around each of your buckets.
Each tour stop will have three elements: a myth and myth-busting fact, an Essential Story, and an example of need. You want to be sure that the whole stop hangs together and creates one powerful example of your organization's work in that bucket area.
The myth is a common misconception about your work or the people you serve.
The myth-busting fact debunks the myth or shows the reality behind that myth or misconception. Here is an example for an organization that works to house vulnerable families: "A lot of people in this community believe that homelessness only happens to adults. But the reality is that the average age of a homeless person in our community is just nine years old, because there are so many homeless families with children in our community."
Then tell a story about a specific homeless family, including at least three things about interventions or services from your organization. End with a need, for example, for one more case worker, who could service fifteen more families and reduce your turn-away rate significantly.