For the first time in U.S. history, more than 500 youth have risen together to address the growing disconnect between young people and the outdoors.
We are leaders and we are diverse. Therein lies our strength.
We come from the city, suburbs, and the country - from coast to coast.
We are the pioneers of the outdoor revolution. Our unified voice shouts that everyone has the right to access and enjoy America’s great outdoors.
America is in a current state of crisis where its youth are choosing technology over nature, Xboxes over healthy lifestyles. Green spaces in urban areas are either unsafe or non-existent. Families, schools, and media have failed to engage and excite youth about the benefits of the outdoors.
To confront these and other barriers, we commit the Outdoor Nation to:
We are innovative, entrepreneurial, and committed to continuously improve and fund our initiatives.
We are determined to act on our ideas year-round, year after year, and the annual Outdoor Youth Summit will be the gathering place for Our Nation.
Now is the time to amplify our energy, momentum, and power to impact our neighborhoods, boroughs, cities and towns, and to make a lasting impression on our Outdoor Nation for generations to come.
We are mobilizing and empowering today’s youth because we are the leaders of today’s youth.
We can and will make a real, measurable difference.
We are taking a stand. We are united together as a movement. We are Outdoor Nation…