07/29/2011 11:59 pm ET Updated Sep 28, 2011

California Cisco Engineer Volunteers As Film Teacher

Editor's Note: Redwood City is filled with selfless volunteers who generously donate their time for worthy causes. Each week, Redwood City Patch will profile a resident who is giving back to our community.


Brandon Middleton doesn't consider himself a professional filmmaker. But to the 18 students he inspired to shoot and edit the raw emotions of life, he's nothing short of Steven Spielberg.

Middleton is a volunteer with Citizen Schools, an organization that places students in apprenticeships with volunteers who have a certain expertise.

"It's been done for me," Middleton said. "I had great role models and mentors and it's only right I do the same."

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