NOC high school volunteer, Hannah Brink, a junior at HH High, has prepared a creative and thoughtful video about NOC’s after school program at Oaks, capturing the dynamics of children and tutors participating actively. The video shows the excitement of children as they participate in the after school tutoring, homework support, and compass learning at NOC’s Program Center at Oaks.
Through the video, viewers can hear the voices of a number of tutors speaking about their experiences and the benefits of the program.
Below are Hannah Brink’s responses to several questions posed to her:
1. How did you come up with this idea?
“I wanted to capture NOC’s core values and mission and also the feelings and viewpoints of those involved with NOC – how the students and the volunteer tutors feel about NOC, how they interact with each other, and how much they care about what they are doing. I decided that the best way to do this was through the video.”
2. What was your main challenge?
“The main challenge of this video was when I had finished filming, and was trying to fit all of the pieces together. I had many video clips that needed to be pieced together, and the greatest challenge was trying to put them together so that the video flowed and so that how it was laid out made sense.”
3. What did you enjoy the most in doing this project?
“I enjoyed every step of the way with this project. I had so much fun creating my theme for the video, conducting the interviews, and filming over at NOC. I also enjoyed editing the video; piecing it together little by little. Perhaps my favorite part of this experience is when I showed the video at an NOC fundraiser, and some of the girls I tutored were there. Seeing their faces light up when they saw themselves and their beloved tutors on the screen really made all of the hard work pay off.”
4. What would you like the video to accomplish?
“I hope that this video can be used to market NOC, especially when they are applying for grants, and also that my video will inspire other teens to want to be involved with NOC. It is such a fun and unique program that everyone should have the chance to know about and be a part of.”
Hannah Brink exemplifies the outstanding work that the high school volunteers from HH High, HH Prep, and HH Christian Academy are doing through NOC’s outreach program.