At Youth Outside, we believe that meaningful outdoor experiences can have a major impact on young people's lives. We work to ensure that youth who are underrepresented in the outdoors have the opportunity to connect with the outdoors in culturally relevant and inclusive ways by removing systemic barriers connected to dominant culture, institutions, and power dynamics. Our monthly blog, #DifficultTerrain, asks the hard questions and sparks the difficult conversations about the need for equity and inclusion in the outdoor recreation and environmental fields. 

Writing A New “Outdoors” Chapter in the Black History Book 

New Year: A Time to Cry Out

When Little Changes Are Huge

The Urgent Need to Show Up

Stories of Summer

Diversity – The Dangerous 9-Letter Umbrella

Introducing #DifficultTerrain – Bringing Equity and Inclusion into the Sunlight