November 14, 2011

Using Technology and Storytelling to Inspire the Youth

As a college professor, I have to admit I was very surprised to see the burgeoning support and growing good deeds that have rippled out from my students at the Academy of Art (AAU) and University of San Francisco – essentially, I’ve come to the conclusion that young people around the world want to help -- they just don’t know how.

But given some tutelage, support and a sprinkle of inspiration, amazing good things have grown…I’ve witnessed it with my own eyes. Just click around my passion project, Go Inspire Go, where we make videos of regular people doing small things that ripple out to meaningful changes (beware: there’s a call to action at the end of every video that has inspired thousands of viewers around the world to care, share and help.)

I realized a desperate need for a program that combines technology, social good and storytelling. That’s how “GIG Spark” a lesson on compassion was born.



A “GIG Spark” is a short 1-1:30 minute video that inspires viewers to take action and help others after they’ve watched the video. The video will feature you showing and telling viewers what you want them to do and show it on video. It’s simple, quick and can generate inspiration for others! The goal: a fun, easy way to inspire action.

Go Inspire Go has joined forces with YSA, Lil’ MDGs and Miley Cyrus' “Get Ur Good On” to bring you “GIG Spark.”

We’re inviting YOU and your community (school, organization, friends etc.) to use your passion and creativity to produce a “GIG Spark” and inspire viewers with your video. Here’s an example of one of the first “GIG Sparks”



For more information "GIG Spark", go to GoInspireGo.com

What can YOU do? (To Inspire Action)

3 comments:

  1. Love this idea to get kids utilizing all that time spent with Technology for GOOD! Keep up the good work!

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  2. What a fun program - looking forward to seeing those GIG Spark videos!

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  3. This project is the best idea I've heard all year! Can't wait to spread the word and see Sparks flying all over! :)

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