Meet your 2019 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!
The team unites 80 inspiring leaders from diverse backgrounds in nearly 30 states and the District of Columbia. These volunteers embody the promise and passion to continue what Outdoor Afro trail blazed TEN YEARS ago!
As we gear up to celebrate our 10th anniversary of writing a new and different narrative about Black leadership in the outdoors, we are honored to welcome the volunteer leaders who will continue the success of the previous classes of Outdoor Afro Leadership. Each volunteer leader will create and guide monthly trips, leverage media and collaborate with local, relevant environmental organizations to strengthen connections with the outdoors.
Learn more about our training here.
We invest in our leaders through our annual in person training. In April, our team will gather at the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia to deepen relationships with each other and build on existing expertise. Follow our training journey at #OALT19.
Leaders will affirm Outdoor Afro values through a curriculum that includes trip planning, community engagement, conservation ethics, risk management, and effective media engagement.
Moreover, leaders will strategize with leading outdoor industry brands such as REI, KEEN, Klean Kanteen, Columbia Sportswear, The North Face, Osprey Packs, Patagonia, Big Agnes, Clif Bar and Yakima Racks. We are thankful to these brands as well as foundations who provide as with immense support including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Pisces Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, and the Outdoor Industry Association.