A community committed to getting youth outdoors

TYO is the first resource-based community for people committed to transforming youth outdoors.

Made Possible by our Founding Sponsors

Our Resources

 TYO supports the movement to engage young people in transformative outdoor experiences by providing best practices, tools and support to individuals and organizations working towards getting youth outdoors.

TYO curates, organizes and maintains an ever-growing collection of resources to help you deliver best-in-class outdoor programming to the youth you serve. The foundation of these resources comes from a collection of best practices from industry thought leaders including Outdoor Outreach, The Sierra Club, NOLS, REI, YMCA, and many more.

So whether you’re a passionate individual who works tirelessly on behalf of the youth in your area, or you’re an established organization looking to supercharge what you already do, we’ll help support you every step of the way.

Why We Exist

We believe in the transformative power of the outdoors. Connecting to the natural world allows us to experience something bigger than ourselves, both internally and externally. We’ve all been transformed by a place, an experience or journey at some point in our lives.

But we have a crisis on our hands. There is a generation of youth at risk of not experiencing this transformation because they’re stuck indoors. We know that every child has a different story, but no matter what the story, we know that all kids can be transformed by connecting with real people and sharing profound experiences that happen outdoors.

As a group of people, the TYO community is passionate about changing the reality for these youth who are at-risk of not getting outdoors. But it’s hard to start or grow an organization that delivers truly impactful programming. And until now, there hasn’t been a place for proven information, tools and support.

And that’s what we’re here to change

Our Partners & Sponsors

TYO is made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors and Partners

Founding Sponsors
Founding Partners
Additional Sponsors
Additional Sponsors

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