Outdoor Nation joins Great Outdoors America Week to advocate for initiatives to reconnect Americans with the outdoors.
Washington, DC - From June 25th – 27th Outdoor Nation will descend on Washington D.C., led by Millennial Generation ambassadors and activists, for the purpose of amplifying the young adult voice on outdoor programs and policies - with focus on youth engagement in the outdoors.
The team of young adult delegates will meet with members of Congress, administration officials and other important decision-makers to talk about America’s natural resources and funding priorities. Additionally, delegates will receive leadership training throughout the three-day event. The National Congress is sponsored by The North Face and has become a staple to the advocacy efforts of Outdoor Nation and The Outdoor Foundation.
“Outdoor Nation is committed to empowering young adults in their efforts to re-connect their generation and themselves to the outdoors,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of The Outdoor Foundation, the organization that started Outdoor Nation. “Joining with Great Outdoor America week to help protect and promote outdoor engagement is important to our millennial ambassadors and we’re proud to help their voices be heard by policy makers and key influencers.”
About The Outdoor Foundation
The Outdoor Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor leaders and enthusiasts. Through groundbreaking research, youth engagement and empowerment and effective grant making, the Foundation works with young leaders and partners to mobilize a major cultural shift that leads all Americans to the great outdoors. In 2010, the Foundation launched Outdoor Nation, a pioneering initiative that empowers young leaders to champion the outdoors on campuses and in communities across the United States. To date, the successful initiative has engaged tens of thousands of youth and invested more than $200,000 in over 50 innovative projects spearheaded by young leaders and change-makers. For more information visit: OutdoorFoundation.org and OutdoorNation.org.