Public broadcasting in Colorado touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The state’s six public television and 44 public radio stations play a vital role in Colorado education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the state and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in Colorado:
- Regularly invites representatives from educational institutions onto public radio to talk about what events, projects and programs their organizations are supporting in the community.
- Allows more than 400 students a year from more than 70 elementary and middle schools statewide the experience of creating newscasts about their schools with Rocky Mountain PBS’ Super School News, the award-winning student news program that teaches the fundamentals of television journalism.
- Partners with the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline to direct Coloradans at risk of foreclosure to information and resources in their community, leading to realistic and more positive solutions.
- Brings the world into each and every Colorado home, regardless of income, ethnicity, location or age—free and without commercial interruption.
- Participates in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative, which focuses on reducing the high school dropout rate through national and local content, classroom resources and community partnerships.
- Offers free film screenings and follow-up panel discussions throughout the state.
- Partners with the Colorado Behavioral Health Care Council to help individuals and families dealing with mental illness find help.