"Jason and James hope Value the Voice will not only build community and cultivate a sense of belonging; they also hope the series can help students identify factors associated with achieving success, raise awareness of campus resources, and, for students who tell stories, improve their public speaking skills. They have created guidelines to help familiarize students with the live storytelling format that include practical things for students to remember, such as watch your time and pay attention to your audience, in order to help students develop as storytellers."