Digital Storytelling Adventures

Teaching Teens to Tell Stories that Matter

Digital Storytelling Adventures are a blend of cultural awareness, adventure travel, insider access to living historians, community service and backpack journalism. Since 2013, we’ve been taking students to countries recovering from conflict and teaching them how to find and tell stories that matter. These one-of-a-kind educational trips empower students to skillfully transmit global truths…seen through their own eyes. We prepare them to create short films, digital stories and interactive blogs about their personal experience. To date, we have traveled to six countries (Laos, Rwanda, Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam, Guatemala) and now, Washington, D.C. While the destinations are diverse, the mission is the same: Use simple storytelling tools to bring awareness to important issues. Our students’ short films and digital stories continue to move audiences and make a difference. So far, they’ve been honored at numerous film festivals around the country and internationally. Digital Storytelling Adventures was created in 2013 by Cheri Gaulke (Harvard-Westlake School), Jeff MacIntyre (Content Media Group) and Alethea Paradis (Peace Works Travel). More info or to watch videos: or

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