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Summer Fun for Youth
About TYO / News
29 Jul 2016

100’s of Outdoor Games and Activities for Summer!

With summer in full swing, we wanted to share some of our favorite youth outdoor activities and resources. Whether you are grabbing a paddle to hit the water or lacing up your boots to explore the trails, these activities will inspire lots of good times to fill the long summer days. Find over 100 different Experiential Education games, activities, exercises and icebreakers shared by the Sierra...

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Check Out TYO’s Browse Page
About TYO / Tech Tip
01 Jul 2016

Check Out TYO’s Browse Page

TYO’s most recent upgrade is the new Browse page. This page replaces the old “Topics” page. New members will be directed to the Browse page upon signing up and returning members will be able to find the Browse page in the left menu bar. This new page allows the TYO team to share Featured content and reorganize our Topics into categories making them even easier to find. We plan to update...

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Webinars & Events
30 Jun 2016

WEBINAR “Learn how Sierra Club Outdoors can help you get more youth outdoors!”

  Starting with John Muir over 100 years ago the Sierra Club knew the importance of getting people outdoors not only for conservation reasons, but for their health, and now the Sierra Club is supporting ground breaking research with the GoLab providing scientific proof of this. Join our webinar to learn more about Sierra Club Outdoors (SCO) outings programs, their youth focused outings program ICO:...

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WEBINAR The Power of Story: How to Increase Engagement with Strategic Narrative
Webinars & Events
07 Jun 2016

WEBINAR The Power of Story: How to Increase Engagement with Strategic Narrative

  FREE Webinar on Jun 21, 2016 10:00 AM PDT Please register for The Power of Story: How to Increase Engagement with Strategic Narrative on at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4852372786541070594 Stories have the power to connect us as outdoor enthusiasts, youth advocates, humans. And often times, they catalyze our work as professionals and volunteers who strive to keep nature a primary focus in our communities. But when it comes to telling and...

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Webinars & Events
17 May 2016

WEBINAR Gear libraries and growing community capacity to connect youth to the outdoors!

Presenter: Kyle Macdonald                  Date: 05/10/2016           Time: 55:24 Join Outdoors Empowered Network (OEN), founder Kyle Macdonald, as he shares a unique and highly effective program model that is providing immersive and culturally relevant outdoor experiences to thousands of youth living in cities around the U.S. Member Programs of the Network use the model to...

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Webinars & Events
31 Mar 2016

Webinar: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Why it Matters for the Future of Your Organization

Presenters Ava Holliday and Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, Avarna Group Date: 01/21/2016                            Time: (01:01:04) Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, sometimes dubbed “cultural relevancy”, are top of mind for many outdoor and environmental organizations, but exactly what they entail can be amorphous, and implementation can feel overwhelming. In this hour-long webinar, the Avarna Group will give...

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Webinars & Events
31 Mar 2016

Webinar: 2016 Funding Opportunities for Outdoor Youth Programs

Presenter Ivan Levin, Outdoor Foundation Date: 03/23/2016                             Time: (00:55:24) Looking for grant opportunities to fund your outdoor youth program? This recording of our March 23rd webinar, hosted by Ivan Levin from the Outdoor Foundation, provides information and links to 2016 grant opportunities from the Outdoor Foundation. Ivan shares valuable information and fields...

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TYO MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Mike Valler, True Course
Success Stories
18 Aug 2015

TYO MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Mike Valler, True Course

TYO Member Mike Valler works as a Case Manager assigned to a 2nd Chance Juvenile Court. Using his years of experience working with youth organizations and teaching Positive Youth Development Frameworks, Mike is developing a program using the outdoors to bring life-skills to the at-risk youth he works with. Using TYO to focus on the business side of things, such as creating a plan and vision...

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Meet the TYO Interns!
About TYO
18 Aug 2015

Meet the TYO Interns!

We have 3 amazing TYO interns, Antwan, Francisco, and Yousif that are all recent graduates of the Outdoor Outreach Adventure Club Program and are now serving as TYO interns while studying at College and University. Antwan and Yousif are both Iraqi refugees that were re-settled in San Diego with the opportunity to start a new life and Francisco is a first generation immigrant from Mexico....

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TYO Partner Spotlight: The North Face
Partners
18 Aug 2015

TYO Partner Spotlight: The North Face

TYO would not be possible without the generous financial support of The North Face.  As part of its mission to start a global movement of Outdoor Exploration, The North Face became a founding sponsor of TYO in addition to introducing The Explore Fund in 2010. The Explore Fund has since provided more than $1.5 million in U.S. grants to more than 300 non-profit organizations committed...

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TYO Learning Paths: Comprehensive Step-by-Step Learning
Tech Tip
18 Aug 2015

TYO Learning Paths: Comprehensive Step-by-Step Learning

In addition to the comprehensive resource library of TYO, our subject matter experts have curated focused learning paths that offer step-by-step learning to give you the tools you need on a wide variety of topics. With a new school year around the corner, read our latest blog post about our learning path designed to help build after-school and adventure club programs. The After-School Programs /...

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TYO TECH TIP: Pathgather App
Tech Tip
10 Jul 2015

TYO TECH TIP: Pathgather App

TYO is built on a platform designed by our partner, Pathgather. This online-learning platform is being used by companies such as Qualcomm, Walmart, and Twitter. We have spent a lot of time customizing the platform to provide our members with an easy to use site that provides you with best in class resources and materials to help you develop and improve your youth development outdoor...

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2105 Camp Crew!
Partners
09 Jul 2015

TYO PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Natural Leaders Network

Several national organizations and initiatives are now using the TYO platform to help strengthen and develop their programs. Our newest partner is the Natural Leaders Network. The Natural Leaders Network is an initiative of TYO founding partner The Children and Nature Network and is focused on empowering a worldwide youth movement to strengthen the bond between children and nature. The movement involves youth in all environments, from...

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About TYO
24 Mar 2015

Welcome to TYO- Transforming Youth Outdoors

Transforming Youth Outdoors is now live! TYO is a new venture to scale impact in outdoor youth development and transform the lives of youth while creating the next generation of environmental stewards by providing best practices, tools and support to individuals and organizations working with youth in the outdoors. Inspired by the ability to fuel innovation in the field and increase impact through the power...

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