To ensure cooperation in increasing opportunities for children, youth, and families to learn about, recreate, and explore the natural world on America’s public lands and waters, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids has established formal partnerships with several federal agencies.
OAK signing ceremony with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell
Together, with our agency partners we will collaborate in pursuit of the following goals:
- Expanding partnerships to create new outdoor play and recreation opportunities for millions of young people;
- Providing new or enhanced educational programs for grades K-12;
- Expanding service and volunteer programs to build a nation-wide network in support of our goals;
- Strengthening youth employment and training programs that meet mutual objectives through public/private partnerships; and
- Improving the National Prevention Strategy to advance the health and well-being of young people.
Five-Year OAK-Agency Agreements:
- OAK & Department of the Interior General Agreement (includes National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation) – signed 2015
- OAK & U.S. Forest Service Memorandum of Understanding – signed 2015
- OAK & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Memorandum of Agreement – signed 2016