CorpsTHAT is finally launched!
Welcome to CorpsTHAT's first newsletter!! We are Sachiko Flores and Emma Bixler and we believe that everyone should have access to the outdoors, and that conserving the environment can build bridges between communities. From our own personal experiences working in Conservation Corps programs we saw a need for an organization that provides deep understanding and adequate resources for outdoor organizations to become more inclusive to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, so we started CorpsTHAT. To learn more about how we got our start working in Conservation Corps, check out our interview with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota. Also, make sure you visit our website where you can read our bio.
CorpsTHAT works with Conservation Corps and other outdoor programs to develop and support ASL inclusion programs all over the country. Conservation Corps and Corps programs are service learning opportunities for youth and young adults to give back to local communities and the environment. Corps programs support job training, environmental education and leadership development. We provide Conservation Corps and other outdoor organizations resources for working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, training, education, recruitment and help in hiring qualified interpreters. Through our website, local events and our newsletter, we promote opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community to work, conserve and experience the outdoors.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trails!
Sko and Emma
The photo above was taken at Palisade Head State Park in Minnesota. Have a cool photo from your outdoor adventure you would like to share?! Make sure you tag #corpsthat and send us an email at email@example.com