One can just about hear a collective “at last” from the parents of the estimated 2.5 million homeschool students in the United States.
Now, on the heels of its wildly successful “The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and just a few weeks after announcing an outreach in support of family-friendly films, Walden Media is confirming plans for a national education outreach initiative with the homeschool community.
“Walden develops films based on core values, classic literature, and compelling lives,” said company co-founder Micheal Flaherty. “Homeschool parents and students are natural partners in this mission because they demand family-friendly, educationally significant entertainment.”
Starting this month, Walden Media is publishing a monthly e-newsletter for homeschoolers called “Ripples on the Pond,” which will provide information about coming productions and local outreach activities. Homeschool leaders will be allowed to participate in pre-screening events and where local interest is high, group showings will be made available.