A Network Approach
The change we want to see in the world is not small.
The Outdoors Empowered Network aims to affect a generation by connecting ALL youth to nature by breaking down the barriers to access—fear, expensive equipment, transportation, and trained adults to take them on immersive outdoor trips. We are a growing a network of Member Programs to share resources and amplify our impact by creating opportunities for as many youth as possible to experience the power of natural world. There’s ample evidence that spending time outdoors has long term positive effects on health.
The Network is replicating and supporting programs that are structurally collaborative by design, putting resources into the hands of teachers and youth workers around the country so they can take their students outdoors.
Let's build a gear library™ in every city in North America!
Gear Libraries and Growing Community Capacity to get Youth Outdoors- Kyle Macdonald, OEN Founder gives a webinar in 2016, in conjunction with Transforming Youth Outdoors, that describes the many aspects of the model. (59 min.)