The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is a national strategic partnership of organizations from diverse sectors with a common interest in connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors. OAK’s 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.
We represent a broad voice for conservation, recreation, health, education, military-serving, business, built environment and transportation sectors on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, advocating for increasing opportunities for children and youth to get outdoors.
Our growing network, representing more than 60 million people, is raising awareness and activating leaders and decision-makers at the grassroots, local, state, regional and federal levels to support change efforts that expand and strengthen outdoor education, community health and wellness, and environmental stewardship opportunities for children and youth across America.
If your organization believes that all children and youth should have the opportunity to get outdoors, we invite you to complete OAK’s membership application to join the Outdoors Alliance for Kids. Membership is open to national, regional, state and local non-profit organizations and businesses that subscribe to OAK’s mission.
Network and Communications
Participate in a national and diverse network of leaders from the conservation, recreation, health, education, military-serving, business, built environment and transportation sectors. Access to OAK’s list-serves and contact information for OAK members. Receive a quarterly e-newsletter with major updates on administrative and legislative policies. Opportunities to share organizational updates and contribute to OAK’s blog, e-newsletter and social media platforms.
Receive updates on administrative and legislative activity and opportunities to participate in coordinated national advocacy efforts that increase opportunities for children and youth to get outdoors. Opportunities to sign onto OAK advocacy letters and other national advocacy efforts, to contribute to OAK’s federal policy agenda, and to participate in state and local advocacy efforts as they emerge.
Meetings and Events
Opportunities to participate in OAK’s annual meeting, quarterly membership calls, and in OAK’s action teams and committees meetings and calls. OAK members will also be invited to participate in major national OAK events.