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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No.12 with Ben McCue

Ben’s Favorite Part About Outdoor Outreach…“One of my favorite parts of Outdoor Outreach is being out in the field and seeing one of our participants accomplish something or discover something new about themselves for the very first time… And I think it’s really moving because it shows the sheer potential of our participants to change […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 16 with Andrew Gottlieb

Andrew Gottlieb shares his Outdoor Outreach storyAndrew Gottlieb is the founder and CEO of No Typical Moments. He first got his company involved with Outdoor Outreach when he took his team on a trip with Leadership Program participants in 2017. He said that the reason he continues to bring his team on quarterly Outdoor Outreach […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 15 with Refrain Joseph

Refrain Joseph Shares His Outdoor Outreach StoryRefrain was first introduced to Outdoor Outreach through his friends in high school. Refrain shared with us that Outdoor Outreach “is a place that always brightens my day.”Says Refrain, “I remember once an instructor called me positive. At the time I didn’t really think of myself as such, but […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 10 with Vincent Culliver

Vincent Culliver on challenging the youth he works with through Outdoor OutreachVincent, started his journey with Outdoor Outreach as a Leadership Program participant and is currently a part-time field instructor while also balancing his time as a lab technician at UCSD. He continues to connect with youth as a field instructor, providing them with the […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 9 with Sunny Chang

Sunny Chang on her favorite type of Outdoor Outreach outing…“I think any time you have more time to talk to folks and get to know the students beyond the day trip and you get that time to sit around a campfire and get to know them a little bit more, those are some of my […]
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20 Years. 20 Stories. | No. 8 with KJ Brussow Osada

Stories from the early days with KJ Brussow OsadaHaving grown up in the mountains, KJ understands the value of the outdoors…She met Chris Rutgers years ago and got a job as Outdoor Outreach’s Field Program and Volunteer Manager. Working with Outdoor Outreach was an amazing experience for KJ, and  “every time she thinks about Outdoor […]
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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. | No. 4 with Juan Alvarez

We hear from Juan Alvarez, Outdoor Outreach instructor, about his nearly 20 years with the organization.Juan first found Outdoor Outreach in 2001. Since then, he’s been through our leadership program, become an instructor, and touched so many lives. When asked what Outdoor Outreach means to him, Juan says, “Words can’t truly describe what it means, […]
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Outdoor Outreach Fundraising Gala Marks 20 Years

OUTDOOR OUTREACH CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT, LEAD THE WAYOutdoor Outreach was founded in 1999 by Chris Rutgers. You can hear our founding story here.This year, Outdoor Outreach celebrates 20 Years of Adventure. That means 20 year of leadership, making a difference, building resilience, and challenging the youth that we serve. We’ve spent […]
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20 Years, 20 Stories No. 3 with Star Soltan Lerach

For our third installment in 20 Stories. 20 Years., we spoke with Star Soltan Lerach, a long time supporter of Outdoor Outreach.Star Soltan Lerach is a lover of the natural world, a mentor to local San Diego youth, and a huge proponent of the power of the outdoors. A native of San Diego herself, Star […]
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