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Carbondale nonprofit releases DVD to benefit Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
April 10, 2007
A TV program for deaf children that was shot on location at the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf has now been released as a DVD.
Christy’s Kids Challenge Yourself! debuted on Dec. 26, 2004, on Denver PBS TV station KBDI and aired statewide on Rocky Mountain PBS on April 3, 2005. This children’s outdoor adventure program teaches hearing and deaf children sign language, the third most commonly used language in the U.S. Children on the show experience outdoor adventures with deaf teacher Christy Smith.
The Christy’s Kids Challenge Yourself! pilot, “The Hat and the Honey,” has now been released as a DVD and expanded to include educational Sign Language learning segments. The DVD is available for purchase online at www.christyskids.tv and www.truemedafoundation.org, as well as at participating retailers and educational video distributors.
Rocky Mountain Deaf School, the only school in the Denver area that exclusively serves deaf children, announced in February that it is encountering a financial crisis due to a change in the state tuition calculations. The producers of Christy’s Kids, True Media Foundation, a nonprofit based in Carbondale, is offering to contribute 15 percent of the net proceeds of each DVD sold to Rocky Mountain Deaf School. Continue