“Changing Lives” – Nick Cahill And Trevor Jackson
In 2011, Nick Cahill and Trevor Jackson joined their video production and storytelling skills to develop “Changing Lives”, a promotional video supporting the youth leadership and literacy organization Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC). The two called on the skills gained in their Interdisciplinary Studies majors in Digital Arts with Entrepreneurship (Jackson) and Management (Cahill) to successfully write, produce, film and edit the video, featuring ARC and Sierra Nevada College alumnus Yami Gutierrez.
The video is a great example of the dual purpose of service learning projects; empowering students to tap into their passions to expand their own capabilities, and to create something meaningful for their community in the process. ARC has shown the video to educators, administrators and potential donors, and the students developed their own business, Mhmmm Productions, during the project.