News

  • In Solidarity with the AAPI Community (3/18/2021) - Reeling from the March 16th mass shooting near Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of them Asian American women, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community is rightfully enraged, frightened, and deserving of widespread and sustained multi-racial support. Youth Outside expresses our unwavering solidarity with the AAPI community. We recognize that this isn’t an ... Read more
  • Liberated Paths Grantees Featured in Navajo Times (3/12/2021) - Indigenous Cultural Concepts and Sustainable Housing Initiative, two inaugural Liberated Paths grantees doing exceptional work at the intersections of conservation and cultural reclamation in the Navajo Nation, were recently featured in Navajo Times. Indigenous Cultural Concepts is promoting healthier and safer water through a filtration project that aims to offset the destructive impacts of nearby ... Read more
  • Youth Outside Board Vice Chair Celeste Royer’s Journey to Centering Equity (3/6/2021) - Earlier this year, Youth Outside Board Vice Chair Celeste Royer wrote a wonderful article for Ten Strands entitled “A Journey to Centering Equity,” which detailed her childhood experiences in the outdoors and her lifelong work in the environmental education field. We invite you to read it here, and to join Celeste and our entire team ... Read more
  • First Mesa Annual Clean-Up, an Inaugural Liberated Paths Grantee, Featured in the Navajo-Hopi Observer (1/26/2021) - We’re excited to share that First Mesa Annual Clean-Up, one of 17 inaugural grantees of our newly launched Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program, was recently featured in a terrific write-up from the Navajo-Hopi Observer. We invite you to read the article to learn more about First Mesa Annual Clean-Up’s timely and important work. And if you ... Read more
  • Youth Outside Announces its Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees! (1/14/2021) - In August 2020, Youth Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities ... Read more
  • Youth Outside CEO Kim Moore Bailey Co-Authors New Article, “The Urgent Need for Nature During and After COVID-19” (5/13/2020) - As an organization that centers racial equity in all of our work, we’re keenly aware of the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on communities of color. Due to systemic racism, and the particular ways it plays out in city planning and healthcare, among many other institutions, people of color are becoming infected with and dying ... Read more
  • Tips on Enjoying Public Lands *Safely* During COVID-19 (3/26/2020) - We hope this message finds you safe, healthy, and doing as well as possible given the circumstances. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and we adapt to our new “shelter in place” norms, we want to encourage you to take good care of yourselves, to stay as active as you can, and to enjoy the nature ... Read more
  • Congrats Acta Non Verba! (12/4/2019) - Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, California. ANV ... Read more
  • karsten-wurth Honoring the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council (10/25/2019) - Youth Outside today announced that its 2020 grantmaking period for organizations offering young people transformative outdoor experiences will conclude a highly successful, multi-year grantmaking program in Northern and Central California, made possible by the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council. Read more
  • Youth Outside grantee FoodWhat?! named 2019 California nonprofit of the year! (7/17/2019) - Youth Outside is thrilled to share this wonderful news from one of our grantee organizations, FoodWhat?! Our heartfelt congratulations to their entire team! – On June 5th, “Food, What?!” was honored as the California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning for the 17th District. “Food, What?!” staff joined Senator Monning to celebrate this achievement ... Read more