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3 Reasons to Vote for Prop 68

California’s primary elections are coming up on June 5th. While there are many pieces of legislation that require your attention, Outdoor Outreach is endorsing one in particular – Prop 68.As described on the propositions’ website, “Prop 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, is a general obligation bond that invests $4 billion in […]
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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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Outdoor Voices: Vincent Shares His Story

What does exploration mean to you? For Vincent, the answer is simple: Find something you love, and Never Stop. Vincent’s journey to become an outdoor educator was not an easy one. Months after moving to San Diego, ten-year-old Vincent’s family found themselves homeless.  Then, he found Outdoor Outreach, and with it, people who helped him […]
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Leadership Participant Speaking Before the Secretary of the Interior

In August 2014, OO’s Leadership youth had the opportunity to speak at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s ‘Urban Refuges’ presentation. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was in the audience as Leadership Program graduate, Vincent Culliver, gave his and other Leadership Program participants’ recommendations on how to connect urban youth to the transformative power of the outdoors.
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