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Parks for All

Idris Ahmed is an Outdoor Outreach Leadership Program graduate, and former Crawford High School Adventure Club participant. Yesterday, he spoke to California State Legislators about the values of parks-based programs like Outdoor Outreach –and we could not be more proud.Below is a excerpt from his testimony:“I did not grow up in a family  that valued parks or the outdoors. […]
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In memory of Ray Nosse, help the kids who need it the most

In Memory of Ray Nosse In Ray’s memory, help connect underserved and at-risk teens in North County to the transformative power of the outdoors. Your memorial donation will fund an Outdoor Outreach Leadership Program scholarship for young adults in North County. Through adventure-based education and job training, the Leadership Program creates pathways to self-sufficiency for […]
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Boulder Clean Under The Stars

For teens coming from San Diego’s park-poor communities, what does a first experience rock climbing in Joshua Tree and camping under the stars look like?Last month, Boulder Clean sponsored an overnight rock climbing trip in Joshua Tree, providing an unforgettable experience for 12 students from Crawford High School —one of the most ethnically diverse schools in […]
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4 Things To Do After Thanksgiving

1) Choose Fresh Air instead of ShoppingInstead of shopping, spend the day outside; join the nearly 400,000 participants who refuse to stand in line on Black Friday and are participating in REI’s #OptOutside campaign.   Make sure to check out Outdoor Outreach’s staff’s top 5 hikes in San Diego County, as well REI’s #OptOutside page, which includes customized suggestions in your area.And if you live in […]
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Help The Station raise funds to support OO’s winter programs!

The Station is a year-round, non-profit youth camp. They have facilitated many trips for Outdoor Outreach, and will once again be a key partner this winter in Mammoth, where many of our youth will snowboard for the very first time. Check out The Station’s Silent Auction here to get first dibs on Ski Rentals, Three-night stays at […]
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Tijuana River Action Month: a Community Effort

It’s a wrap! Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) 2016 ended on October 15 after a series of education and stewardship events benefiting the Tijuana River Watershed. Thanks to funding from California American Water, Outdoor Outreach was able to participate in a community cleanup of Goat Canyon, in partnership with WiLDCOAST, the Surfrider Foundation, the Tijuana Estuary (Tijuana […]
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Our staff’s top 5 hikes in San Diego County

This week, we’ve asked the best outdoor specialists —our very own Outdoor Outreach staff! to tell us about their favorite hikes in San Diego County. These guys spend most of their time outdoors, introducing teens from park-poor communities to the transformative power of their parks. As San Diego temperatures start to cool down, why not take the opportunity […]
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Outdoor Outreach Alumni: From participant to instructor, to a Master’s in Urban Education

Cody Marshall is a 4th grade teacher in Oakland, CA. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University, has served in Teach for America and was the recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, which supported him through his studies. He turned 26 a few weeks ago, and is about to get married […]
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Introducing SUP to the underserved youth of San Diego

Stand-Up Paddling on a hot summer day… Enjoying stunning San Diego views from the water, playing with peers, and connecting to the uplifting beauty of the Outdoors. Those smiles belong to Outdoor Outreach’s summer program participants, who got to enjoy, sometimes for the very first time, the refreshing and invigorating Pacific Ocean.If you live in […]
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