LIFE! CAMERA! ACTION!



Life. Camera. Action! (LCA) is a leadership and life-skills development
program that uses digital video and the art of storytelling to teach the
youth (ages 12 to 18) to become successful productive citizens.  
Life-Camera-Action operates in the Sacramento Region and is
currently expanding to other regions.

Partnering with local middle and high schools, LCA is an innovative
program that provides students, ages 12-18, opportunities to use
technology and digital media to explore issues relative to them
and their community.  As they create media projects, students
learn and enhance their life skills through critical-thinking and
literacy skills; experience new methods of learning and doing
research; improve their competence in a wide range of academic
subjects; develop leadership skills, team building skills; and
improve their personal development and scholastic achievement.

Students have a voice and thrive on sharing their opinions to shape their
future communities. One of the best platforms to share these opinions is
by creating Public Service Announcements (PSA) about their passions
for change. Though PSAs usually do not require much script writing,
they do require students to tell a persuasive story. PSAs are often visual
stories that provide information to an audience, evoke an emotion, and
often have a call to action. They usually encourage the viewer to want to take some kind of action (i.e. spaying or neutering pets, donating money or switching to reusable bags). A successful PSA is persuasive.

Life! Camera! Action! is a leadership and life-skills development program that uses digital video and the art of storytelling to teach  youth, 12-18 years old, to become productive citizens.

EXAMPLES


1st Place Winner  –  CARLA AYALA


PSA – Families Torn Apart

There is a human side to the immigration debate and families unfortunately are being torn apart. Our students chose to tackle this subject because it is directly impacting them in their daily lives.


PSA – Domestic Violence

The impact of domestic violence on a child can be profound and last a lifetime. Our students, some from personal experience, decided to produce this short video in an effort to create awareness around this issue.


PSA – Water Conservation

3.9 trillion gallons of water are consumed in the United States every month. How do you conserve water?

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