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Decline of Youth Participation: Outdoor Recreation

February 10, 2016

The National Recreation Foundation is “dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. We do this by investing in recreation programs directed at those who

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Tips and Tricks on How to Interpret Data Like a Pro

September 22, 2019

Society is inundated with an obscene amount of data, which makes it difficult for individuals to know which sources to trust. To complicate matters more, park and recreation practitioners oftentimes need quickly

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Enhancing Your Park and Recreation Programs Evaluation Skills: Lesson 1

September 2, 2019

Providers of youth recreation programs know when their recreational programs and services benefit their communities, but measuring and evaluating these outcomes are difficult. The difficulty is especially evident when

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Child watching TV. Source: Pixabay
Child watching TV. Source: Pixabay

Establishing Nature as a Human Right for Children

August 26, 2019

American children rarely spend their days outside exploring nearby nature. Instead, electronic devices, screens, and indoor comforts capture the attention of our nation’s youth. These cultural shifts result in

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Left to right: Timothy Richardson (NRF), Jay Wozniak (TPL) and Kevin Naaman (NRF).
Left to right: Timothy Richardson (NRF), Jay Wozniak (TPL) and Kevin Naaman (NRF).

Celebrating the Development of Rodney Cook, Sr. Park in Atlanta, GA

August 19, 2019

Rodney Cook, Sr. Park in the Vine City and English Avenue neighborhoods of Atlanta, Georgia is just a stone’s throw away from Martin Luther King Jr.’s home on Sunset Avenue. While in Atlanta on NRF business, I had

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Workshop Activity: Nuclear Disaster
Workshop Activity: Nuclear Disaster

Train the Trainer: A Reflection on the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program

August 13, 2019

The National Recreation Foundation (NRF) funded nineteen nonprofit leaders whose organizations focus on youth-development through recreation to attend the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program (NELP) in Atlanta,

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Kevin Naaman
Kevin Naaman at the Grand Canyon

Introducing NRF's New Hartsoe Fellow, Kevin Naaman

August 9, 2019

Kevin Naaman recently joined National Recreation Foundation (NRF) as its new Charles E. Hartsoe Fellow. The prior Hartsoe Fellow, Ryan Zwart, is transitioning to Montreat College now that his Ph.D. studies are coming to

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