The Power of Partnerships: OAK Helps National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day Soar

guest blog by Grace Lee, Executive Director of National Park Trust Last year during the centennial of the National Park Service, our national parks alone enjoyed more than 330 million park visitors. Great news – right? Unfortunately, most of their visitors are white and aging. Young people are our next generation of park stewards and [...]

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps: The Future for Public Lands

guest blog by Brandon Nguyen, Sierra Club intern, Summer 2016 Earlier this summer, the First Family visited Yosemite National Park to celebrate Father’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the National Park System in the great outdoors. Standing in a picturesque scene, with the natural legacy of Half-Dome towering several thousand feet overhead, President Obama [...]

RELEASE: OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM CO-FOUNDER, REI

  July 15, 2016   For Immediate Release Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance to Kids receives support from Co-Founder, REI Washington, DC - The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is honored to receive support from one of its founding steering committee members, REI. With a generous grant of $30,000, REI is ensuring OAK [...]

RELEASE: NATIONAL PARK TRUST, OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS RECEIVE THE NORTH FACE 2016 EXPLORE FUND GRANTS

National Park Trust, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Receive The North Face 2016  Explore Fund Grants   NPT’s Buddy Bison Program funded to increase access to the outdoors for youth in 5 urban cities. Washington, D.C.  – June 30, 2016 – In this Centennial year of the National Park Service, National Park Trust is pleased to [...]

Young Girls Learn about Gender Justice and Environmental Stewardship

guest blog post by A. Tianna Scozzaro, Director, Sierra Club's Global Population & Environment Program “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends” – Mary McLeod Bethune A powerful civil rights activist and educator, Mary [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids, Forest Service Partner to Get Children and Youth Outside

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org Forest Service Press Office, 202-205-1134, pressoffice@fs.fed.us Outdoors Alliance for Kids, Forest Service Partner to Get Children and Youth Outside WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) joined Forest Service Chief Thomas L. Tidwell to announce a new partnership to increase [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids Calls for Reauthorization, Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.cramer@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Calls for Reauthorization, Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund WASHINGTON, DC -- The House Natural Resources Committee today will hold a hearing on draft legislation "Protecting America's Recreation and Conservation Act," introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) as [...]

RELEASE: NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 29, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org Jackie Ostfeld, 202-821-8877, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters OAK helps launch the Every Kid in a Park initiative in Harlem Today, the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, members of the Outdoors Alliance for [...]

RELEASE: OAK Praises Secretary Jewell’s initiative to get youth outdoors in 50 cities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2015 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld; jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org; 202-548-6584 OAK Praises Secretary Jewell’s initiative to get youth outdoors in 50 cities Washington, DC –Today, in New York City Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a commitment from American Express that will support a new initiative with YMCA of the USA to connect young people [...]