This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

What Teachers Believe

width=Thousands of teachers across America have asked their students to write This I Believe essays. In the process, many of those teachers have written their own statements of belief. In spite of the challenges, these educators say teaching is more than a job: it is a calling, a gift and the source of unwavering belief. Click here to read what they believe.

What Students Believe

width=As the school year concludes, young people across America are writing statements of belief as a final classroom exercise. Thousands of students have submitted their essays to our series over the past decade. Click here to read what they believe.

Top 100 Essays USB Drive

This USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from the 1950s series. It can be loaded to your computer, your mobile device, or plugged straight into your car. Perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

Podcasts

Sign up for our free, weekly podcast of featured essays. You can download recent episodes individually, or subscribe to automatically receive each podcast. Learn more.