We strive to ensure that the lived experience of all youth is honored as part of the outdoor experience. We provide grantmaking, capacity-building and training to promote healthy lives and inspire future champions of the planet.
Our vision is for all youth to have the opportunity for meaningful experiences in nature.
We create environments and opportunities that embrace difference and honor the whole person in their connection to nature, so that they feel welcomed, valued, and supported to fully and authentically participate in being champions for the planet.
We listen and learn so that we can remain relevant and effective,
using our leadership role to address needs as they arise.
We expect more of our work, creating new pathways to transform
the way youth interact with, appreciate, and care for the outdoors.
Our leadership role demands that we adapt with an open mind and
heart, keeping lines of communication open, and making adjustments to achieve
shared goals and to embrace opportunities.
We ignite momentum and rally support for a
cause that demands attention and action by asking hard questions and facilitating difficult conversations needed to drive broader change across the outdoor field.
We prioritize creating access and opportunities for historically and systematically excluded individuals and communities in order to guarantee fair treatment within the outdoors, and to ensure that equitable access to nature, green jobs, and healthful and fulfilling lives can be achieved by all members of society.
We advocate for access to the benefits of the outdoors in order to increase the health and wholistic wellness of all people and for the collective commitment to ensure the health of our planet.