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Let's Get Outside

We believe in the power of outdoor recreation and the value of a strong connection with nature.

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On the Road to Healthy Lifestyles

We support programs that seek to increase physical activity with the goal of fostering and modeling healthy lifestyles.

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Experience Challenge

Self-confidence grows from learning new skills, gaining new knowledge and successfully completing new endeavors.

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Our Focus is Youth

We strongly believe that rewarding recreational experiences can improve the lives of young people in need.

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Recent News

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Outdoor Play in the Era of Climate Change

September 14, 2021

There are many different barriers that prevent people from engaging in outdoor recreation. Limited access to transportation, leisure time, and greenspace as well as high gear costs and a lack of social support are just

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Youth Voices Are Needed to Spark Environmental Action

August 25, 2021

The recent UN report on climate change received a lot of media coverage for the alarming data it presented and for the emphasis its authors placed on the need for dramatic action to combat the devastating effects of a

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Participatory Evaluation is Key for Equitable Work

August 16, 2021

When organizations dedicate a ton of time and energy to working directly with youth, investing additional resources into evaluating that work in meaningful ways can feel overwhelming. Evaluation is complicated and can

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At A Glance

47K+

youth served

$1.76M

invested in youth recreation programs

45+

grants made

$18M

to 180+ organizations across the U.S. in the past decade