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kids smile standing on a ski slope together
Photo courtesy of SOS Outreach

Grantee Spotlight: SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 to introduce and welcome urban kids to the snowboarding community. Over the past 30 years, SOS has grown to provide youth development programs centered around several mountain sports at

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LGBTQ+ Leaders Working to Change Outdoor Recreation

There are many amazing people and organizations working to make outdoor recreation more accessible and welcoming to folks with marginalized identities. This work is happening at intersections of race, gender, ability,

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a group of people gathered around a map on a picnic table
Image courtesy of Outdoors Empowered Network

NRF & Tom's of Maine Team Up to Promote Equitable Access to Nature

One of NRF’s core values is health. We care about healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy environment. That’s why we’re teaming up with a company that shares this focus. Tom’s of Maine creates

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Outdoor Play in the Era of Climate Change

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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girl with braces in the park

Time Outside Builds Resilience in Youth Mental Health

It’s clear by now that the pandemic is having a negative effect on our collective mental health, especially among young people. You can check out our February blog post to learn more about those trends. Adolescents

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