Recently Outdoor Afro has been delighted to connect with the Jack and Jill community, an historic African American mother’s group designed to promote social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19 – and we are glad to add on connections to nature!
We were happy to have the chance to partner this season with a local group on a guided hike by Outdoor Afro leader Zoe Polk in Oakland’s Sibley regional park. Jack and Jill mom, Leslie Hardy Hood, said, “What a great activity, beautiful site and new exposure. Everyone felt good and I think it was a wonderful way to finish off the weekend. Many of the moms wanted to know about getting involved with Outdoor Afro.”
Headquartered in Washington, DC, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has 230 chapters in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with a membership of over 10,000 mothers and associates and over 30,000 family members.
For more information about the organization, please check out their web page.