Students create videos for charity at Liberty University

Christian colleges and universities prove that students can pursue their passions in an academic setting without having to let go of the values and beliefs they hold dear.

This was recently the case at Virginia’s Liberty University, where students had a chance to explore their interests in videography and use their talents to help others in the process.

According to a press release from the Christian university, seven teams of students were tasked with creating a promotional video between one and five minutes for charity as part of Liberty’s Forty-Eight film contest. For the participants, the challenge was finishing their project in 48 hours.

The charities that participated in the contest were CauseLife, Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Outreach Association and Special Olympics Virginia. The competition’s judges singled out one group for making what they believed to be the best film, while another was selected based on the number of likes it received on Facebook and YouTube.

“These videos could provide promotions for awareness as well as raising donations, volunteers…it can do so much for the community,” Alicia Whitecavage, Forty-Eight’s founder, said of the films that were created by the Liberty students.

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