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Report Finds Many Americans Are Not Recreating Outdoors

February 19, 2020

The Outdoor Foundation’s 2019 report contains unsettling information for park and recreation professionals. The heading of the report reads, “Half of the US population does not participate in outdoor recreation at

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Impact Grant Progress Report: Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

  “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” ~ Nelson

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The State of Suicide Trends Among American Black Youth

January 31, 2020

A report from the Congressional Black Caucus outlined a chilling reality about the trends in suicidal completion and ideation among American Black youth. The report, “Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

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NRF Welcomes Nadja West

December 6, 2019    Nadja West, NRF, trustee

NRF Welcomes Lt. General Nadja Y. West (US Army, Ret.) as a New Trustee LTG West joined the NRF Board of Trustees in November, bringing valuable medical and military expertise to the Board. LTG West was the 44th

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Richard Louv (center) with NRF Trustee Bob Crawford, NRF Executive Director Sophie Twichell, Crawford Prize Committee Chair Elsie McCabe Thompson and NRF President John McCarter (L to R).

Having ignited an international movement to reconnect children with nature, Richard Louv awarded 2019 Crawford Prize

In recognition of his dedication to rekindling a connection between children and the myriad of benefits of time outdoors, the National Recreation Foundation presented its 2019 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize to

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Celebrating 100 Years

November 9, 2019

An enormous thank you to all the National Recreation Foundation grantees, friends, former trustees and more who contributed to this video, which was screened at NRF's 2019 Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November

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