Green Play to Green Pay: How to Turn a Passion for the Outdoors Into a Career Learning

There are many opportunities for a career in the outdoors, but sometimes the path is not obvious. In fact, often careers in the outdoors are overlooked while young people are looking for a “real job.” It is important to note that the Outdoor Recreation Economy alone accounts for 6.1 million American jobs. In partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, TYO has created an...

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Program Evaluation: Understanding the Impact of Your Program   Learning

Program Evaluation is integral to a successful program. By creating an evaluation plan, collecting the data, and looking at the information objectively you can continue to grow and evolve your program on a successful path. A good resource to become familiar with the process is the TYO Program Evaluation Path. This path gives a good introduction and overview to program evaluation and provides concrete tools that you can use...

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Theory of Change: The foundation for successful programmatic impact Learning / Webinars & Events

Creating a Theory of Change will define your strategy for creating impact. A Theory of Change helps your organization communicate the work it is doing in the world and what the results or the impact of that work will be. A Theory of Change states that if your organization is successful in executing on its mission and meeting the needs of its client population, then...

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Skiing & Snowboarding Programs are a Great Way to Engage Youth! Learning

With winter almost upon us, now is a great time to consider diversifying your programming to include winter sports if you haven’t already. Skiing and snowboarding programs are a great way to engage youth and get them excited about getting outdoors in the winter and may not be as out of reach as one might think. Do you personally lack the skills to teach Skiing...

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Is Your TYO Profile Complete? Learning / Tech Tip

Your TYO profile is easy to complete and doing so will enhance your TYO experience. A complete profile serves as a networking tool, allows others to find and connect with you, and allows the TYO team to customize communications with you based on the information you provide. Let’s start with focusing on why the various fields are important! Location – By adding your location (city...

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Developing an After-School Outdoor Program or Adventure Club Learning

At TYO we passionately believe that getting youth outdoors can change lives, influence academics & career choices, and has positive health benefits. Developing an After-School Outdoor Program or Adventure Club can provide many benefits to your students and may be easier than you think! Don’t know where to start… the TYO After–School / Adventure Clubs Learning Path breaks down the process into 4 steps. Planning!...

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