Outdoor Promise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more inclusive and sustainable outdoor experience for all. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to explore, connect with, and protect the natural world, regardless of their background or circumstances. That’s why we’ve designed our programs to focus on equitable access for youth, families, and individuals who have been historically underrepresented in outdoor recreation.
Our programs combine service-learning projects, community engagement, outdoor exploration, and education to inspire and support the next generation of outdoor leaders. We believe that an engaged community working together can make a real difference in protecting the environment, starting in their own backyards. As our population becomes more urban, it’s more important than ever to provide opportunities for people to experience the beauty and awe of nature and become engaged, responsible citizens.
The Outdoor Promise mission is to inspire urban youth and families to appreciate the natural world, foster environmental justice, and cultivate their outdoor leadership skills for safe and enjoyable adventures. We are dedicated to increasing access to outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and equitable opportunities for all, regardless of socioeconomic background. Recognizing that people are more likely to protect the nature they have experienced firsthand, we aim to bridge the gap between underserved communities and the great outdoors. Outdoor Promise provides transformational outdoor experiences, comprehensive outdoor education programs, and inclusive environmental stewardship initiatives, empowering participants to become informed advocates for the natural world and champions for environmental justice.
We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.Native American Proverb