OAK: Outdoors Alliance for Kids
expanding equitable access to nature for children, youth and families since 2010
OAK is a national strategic partnership of more than 100 businesses and nonprofit organizations from diverse sectors with a common interest in connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors.
Our members are brought together by the belief that the wellness of current and future generations, the health of our planet and communities and the economy of the future depend on humans having a personal, direct and life-long relationship with nature and the outdoors.
Although families have the leading role in connecting children with the outdoors, there is also a need for decision-makers to ensure that children, youth and families have the access, opportunities, skills and encouragement to connect with the great outdoors.
Recent Stories from OAK
- To All the Fourth Graders in Michigan, Nature Awaitsguest post by Elayne Elliot, Chapter Director of Sierra Club’s Michigan Chapter and Jackie Ostfeld, OAK Chair and Director of Sierra Club’s Outdoors for All campaign Sierra Club and our partners have a long history of working to expand accessContinue reading “To All the Fourth Graders in Michigan, Nature Awaits”
- Growing Stronger Together in 2022: Outdoors Alliance for Kidsby Jackie Ostfeld, OAK co-founder and chair As we head into winter, I am welcoming the short days and long nights as an invitation to slow down, rest, and reflect. Walking through my neighborhood park on a crisp cool day,Continue reading “Growing Stronger Together in 2022: Outdoors Alliance for Kids”
- A Gala Sendoff, and an Important Reminder that Nature Healsby Ayodele Abdul-Hadi, OAK Advisor Right on the waterfront, with a serene view of the sunset and San Francisco city skyline, I was part of a group of about 200 people attending the first in-person Outdoor Afro annual Glamp OutContinue reading “A Gala Sendoff, and an Important Reminder that Nature Heals”