This part is wonderful. The only way this story will grow bigger is if people like you use your time to intentionally participate in its creation. It will grow if you create a fort, ask questions, and volunteer.

Why forts, questions, and volunteering?
We've noticed that the process of building a fort never fails to bring people together. And once people are together in that space, working with and relating to one another, it becomes a safe and vulnerable place for questions to be asked. It's our hope that as you build your forts, you ask questions of how you and your community can grow together and empower each other. But if all you do is ask the questions, no growth will happen. We hope you take action toward that growth by volunteering somewhere your passion can help build the community around you.

This process of building forts as a means to building community has impacted our lives dramatically. We are excited to offer you what we've learned, and are looking forward to learning from you as well.

So, how do you participate in this project? It's simple:

1. BUILD A FORT AND SEND US A PICTURE OF IT
The creation of a fort will look different for everyone (as will the questions that arise, the actions that follow, and the growth and empowering that is produced). We can't wait to see everyone’s interpretations!

2. ASK A QUESTION
i.e. What keeps me from reaching my full potential? How can I become a better listener? What do I have to offer others?...or any other question that you might have as your relate to those around you.

3. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TO OTHERS
Think of an action you can take or a way you can volunteer based on the question you asked. Find an organization you believe in and give them one of your Saturdays, take a stranger out to lunch, offer to listen to someone else’s problems...this can be as official or unofficial as you want.

4. TELL US ABOUT IT!
Don't forget to come back here and upload a photo of your fort and share your experience.

 

We encourage you to ask, act, and empower. Be exceptional and help those around you to be exceptional as well. The project will grow as you act brilliantly, profoundly, and generously.

 

SUBMISSIONS
Start creating, asking, and volunteering now. Send us your stories! We won't be posting content until June. We are collecting content to post inbetween now and then. Come back in June to see the pictures of your forts, the questions that were inspired during the process of building, and the action that those questions motivated you to take. We can't wait to hear how your community was strengthened through it!

You can submit to these categories
as many times as you want.
All submissions will be
screened and curated.

This page will be activated once
the road-trip begins in June.
Until then, all forts, questions, and volunteer submissions can be sent to:

fortsandtheinbetween@gmail.com

YOUR STORY
See your story being shared
(coming soon)

THE FORT MAP
You've been mapped
(coming soon)