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The story of CorpsTHAT Summer Tour:
Due to lack of access to information, direct communication in American Sign Language or miss conceptions about people's abilities, outdoor opportunities for stewardship, leadership development, and job training in the conservation and environmental fields, typically leave out Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Causing many Deaf people to choose different fields that provides better inclusion and accessibility.
We, at CorpsTHAT, provide organizational support and advocate for the inclusion of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in outdoor, conservation corps, and environmental conservation-related fields. For our CorpsTHAT Summer Tour we will be traveling across the country making a documentary, changing the perspectives towards Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outdoor Community. During our travels we will work with American Sign Language Inclusion Crews in Consevation Corps. We will also collect interviews with Deaf outdoor experts.
We started our adventure on June 20, 2017
In May, we had small kick-off party, we received overwhelming support from our friends, families, and community. Thanks to all the donations we received from our summer kick-off party and our initial GoFundMe compain, we are able to change our fundraising goal from $10k to $4,800!
We are planning to release the documentary mid-October 2017.
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for more adventure videos here.Who is on the project team?
Sachiko Flores and Emma Bixler met while working for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa’s Summer Youth Program in 2011. They both continued to explore their interests nationally and internationally in facilitating experiential learning opportunities for youth and young adults. After working for multiple conservation corps, they saw the need within those programs for more support to understand the complexity of social inclusion in the outdoors. This lead to the founding of CorpsTHAT in the fall of 2016 and to creation of the CorpsTHAT Summer Tour 2017.Thank you!
Without your help this project wouldn't be possible, so we really appreciate your support. We are excited to hit the road and we can’t wait to find out what the adventure has to offer.
If you have any suggestions for people we should meet to interview, please feel free to contact us!
Once again, thank you so much for your support, and hope to see you out on the trails!