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 encourage urban youth and families to appreciate the natural world and hone their outdoor leadership skills to have safe and fun adventures. We are committed to increasing access to outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship opportunities. We believe that we cannot ask people to protect a nature they have not experienced. Outdoor Promise offers transformational outdoor experiences, outdoor education programs, and environmental stewardship opportunities to help create a greater appreciation of the natural world.
We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.Native American Proverb