A Generation of Hope and Change

Getting young people outside at an early age can be a powerful driving force that shapes their desire to become environmental leaders later in life.

Please join Youth Outside on October 23rd for a luncheon showcasing young leaders in the outdoor and environmental fields. They will share their personal stories about how connecting with nature early on shaped their career choices.

The panel will be moderated by environmental justice advocate mark! Lopez, Executive Director of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and 2017 North American recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize. mark! has earned international acclaim for his work to persuade the state of California to provide comprehensive lead testing and cleanup of East Los Angeles homes contaminated by a battery smelter that had polluted the community for over three decades.
Young leaders who are joining the panel to tell their stories include:
Irwin Perez
2017 Outdoor Educators Institute Alum
Valerie Lee
Habitat Restoration Project Manager, Grassroots Ecology
2018 Rising Leaders Fellowship Alum
Sofía Pablo-Hoshino
Program Manager, Hidden Villa
2016 Cultural Relevancy Series Alum

October 23rd from 12:00 pm  1:30 pm

Lake Merritt Sailboat House
568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, Ca 94610
Register today to join Youth Outside on October 23rd.
Tickets are available until October 16 at noon for $55 per person.
Register for tickets here
If you are interested in sponsorship, please click on our Corporate Sponsorship Kit or email Stephanie Diaz at