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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 6 with Meli

Meli’s journey from free floating polyp to blooming sea anemoneMeli found Outdoor Outreach in 2017 and went on a snorkeling trip. Little did she know that this trip would introduce her to passion, marine biology. But, Meli’s journey of success was not easy and full of hardships. In telling us her story, she mentions how […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | Q & A with Outdoor Outreach founder Chris Rutgers

We sat down with Outdoor Outreach founder Chris Rutgers to talk about his founding principles, his vision for the organization, and one very important aha moment. Chris founded Outdoor Outreach in 1999, and the vision that he catalyzed is just as present in our work today as it was 20 years ago.   Our 20th Anniversary […]
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The Faces of Outdoor Outreach: Anthony Poblete, Instructor

Outdoor Outreach is a San Diego-based non-profit that provides a safe space for youth to learn about themselves and the people they’d like to be.  Read Anthony’s story to learn a little about these types of experiences first-hand.  Anthony “Outdoor Outreach is an outlet for me to truly see what I’m capable of.  Never in my […]
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The Faces of Outdoor Outreach: Deven Kosar, Instructor

What kind of experience can Outdoor Outreach provide to a young person? In the words of one of our instructors, Deven, Outdoor Outreach can be truly “eye-opening.”  Connect with Deven’s story to see the transformative power that this program can have on San Diego’s youth and participants.Deven“I grew up in a single parent household, along […]
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