How the National Park Foundation Impacts Young People
Open OutDoors for Kids
The National Park Foundation established the Open OutDoors for Kids initiative to ensure that children across the country are able to access national parks, regardless of their economic or social circumstances.
- Access — provide free transportation and access to parks for children and teachers.
- Relevancy — offer cultural programs and encourage healthy living through recreation.
- Education — create opportunities within parks for children, families and teachers to learn more about biodiversity and the environment around them.
Every Kid Outdoors
America’s Best Idea
- Yosemite National Park — provided Native American children day and overnight camping trips to experience the park
- Mount Rainier National Park — offered recreational activities, education and career planning to teenage children of active-duty military families and young people from the Seattle area
- Yellowstone National Park — gave forty children and ten youth leaders the chance to spend a week at Yellowstone, receiving countless educational and recreational opportunities