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The Philadelphia School District has strengthened its partnership with Outward Bound’s Philadelphia arm, spending up to $340,000 annually so students can have access to Outward Bound programming in an effort to improve graduation rates. Nearly 1500 ninth graders in the Philadelphia School District will participate in Philadelphia Outward Bound School programs this school year, participating in such activities as climbing tall trees, taking nature walks, and completing physical challenges in one- and multi-day expeditions, all in the name of social and emotional learning.read more
REI to Invest $1 Million in Outdoor Foundation’s Thrive Outside Program, Youth Development Initiatives
The REI Co-op is investing $1 million in the Outdoor Foundation, the charitable arm of Outdoor Industry Association, to support the Thrive Outside program. The program is focused on getting kids and families of diverse backgrounds outside to enjoy the many health and wellness benefits of nature. The goal is to grow healthy individuals and build healthy communities by weaving the outdoors into families’ day-to-day routines and providing consistent outdoor programming. REI’s pledge will help build out critical work in select communities across the country focused on how access to the outdoors can help with youth development.read more