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
- OAK Week 2023: A Look At the Ways We’ve GrownBy Jackie Ostfeld, OAK co-founder and chair Every year, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) hosts a week of advocacy events in D.C. to push for more equitable access to the outdoors for children and families across the country. As ourContinue reading “OAK Week 2023: A Look At the Ways We’ve Grown”
- Outdoors Alliance for Kids Celebrates Leadership with 2023 Annual AwardsThe Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) annual awards were delivered last week during OAK’s annual advocacy week in D.C. Established in 2016, they are bestowed yearly on OAK members and decision-makers for significant contributions toward advancing opportunities for children, youth,Continue reading “Outdoors Alliance for Kids Celebrates Leadership with 2023 Annual Awards”
- There’s Federal Funding to Close the Nature Equity Gap – If You Apply For Itby Jackie Ostfeld, OAK co-founder and chair The climate and nature equity crises are two sides of the same coin – the same communities that lack access to nearby nature are also experiencing the brunt of climate change impacts. AContinue reading “There’s Federal Funding to Close the Nature Equity Gap – If You Apply For It”