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Water Safety Skills are Essential

Summer is a great time to enjoy being in and around water for people of all ages. Whether its swimming at the local pool, time at the beach, paddling on a lake, or fishing in a river – water-based recreation helps us

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New Report Sheds Light on Gender Affirming Practices for Youth

NRF knows that outdoor recreation is a powerful tool for positive youth development. We also know that this can only be successful when everyone feels welcome and safe in every sense of the word – mentally,

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Meet Melissa Muth Martinez, NRF's New Manager of Operations and Impact

June 13, 2024

NRF is thrilled to welcome Melissa Muth Martinez to our team as the new Manager of Operations and Impact. Melissa comes to us with a strong background in education, youth development, and college access. Melissa is

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Youth Mental Health Requires Increased Attention

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health is an important issue for people of all ages, recent trends point to a youth mental health crisis across the United States. Specifically, rates of substance

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NRF is Hiring!

 

OPPORTUNITY PROFILE

Operations Associate

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Photo courtesy of Latinos Progresando

Intergenerational Connections Help Foster a Relationship with Nature

NRF Outdoor Grants support programs that invite kids outside and foster a connection with nature. This can look like initiatives that only work with young people, but another great way to support youth is through

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