OUTDOOR AFRO LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Connect to our Leadership Network and Create Relevant Outdoor Experiences for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community
We Build Community
Outdoor Afro Leaders are deeply connected to each other and their local communities. Your term on the OALT begins at the annual Outdoor Afro Leadership Training. Leaders affirm Outdoor Afro values through a curriculum created and lead by existing OALT members. You will learn about trip planning basics, the health impacts of nature, conservation ethics, risk management, and effective social media engagement. New and returning leaders share their strengths with each other and immediately apply learned skills at the training.
We Narrate Our Storied Landscapes
The OALT was founded to empower everyday people to draw inspiration from Black history, art, music, and radicalism to become confident and skilled outdoor leaders. Our leaders create relationships between our communities and the outdoors by telling known, little known, and unknown stories about Black connections to public parks, watersheds and wilderness.
We recognize that stewardship is a part of a Black legacy.
We Change the Conversation
Since 2009, we have evolved to become one of the few authorities on Black American community engagement in the outdoors. We do not ask, “Where is the diversity in the outdoors?” Our starting place is that all Black people have a unique relationship with nature. Our leaders create accessible outdoors experiences in kayaks, with backpacks, around the fireplace, on skis, in the garden, at the city park, in the backcountry, at the vineyard, on the mountain, at the bbq pit, in the woods, under the moonlight and at the beach.
We Strengthen Skills
We restore outdoor leadership back to the home. Applicants don’t need to have formal outdoor experience. We help ordinary people, the accountant, the student, the lawyer, the teacher and the musician, equip themselves with knowledge and confidence to be able to create lasting and relevant outdoor experiences for their families and their communities, drawing on the lessons of our parents and our ancestors.
RECRUITMENT FOR 2021 IS NOW CLOSED
We will open recruitment in the fall of 2021.
To be considered for our Leadership Team:
- Familiarize yourself with Outdoor Afro. Join your local network and go on our next adventure. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Read our blog.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, a photo of you in the outdoors, and a brief statement about why you should be an Outdoor Afro Leader.
We look forward to meeting you!