We're Ready to get outside with you!
Announcing our 2021 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!
We recently gathered virtually for our annual Outdoor Afro Leadership Training, and along with learning, connecting and reflecting on our love for nature, it was a celebration. We celebrated how our 103 Leaders who are teachers, doctors, grocery store managers, parents and outdoor employees among other roles, showed up this past year. Through the challenges we’ve all faced, they continued to show up connecting people to nature and each other.
This year, our inspiring volunteer leaders come from diverse backgrounds in 56 cities and the District of Columbia. These volunteers embody the promise and passion to continue what Outdoor Afro trail blazed more than TEN YEARS ago!
As we continue to transform the 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 create collaborations to strengthen connections with the outdoors.
Learn more about our training here.
We invest in our leaders through our annual in person training. However, during our online experience this year, we dug deep into two sessions of risk management, broke into small groups by activity to “choose your own adventure,” were grounded in our story as we planned our own mission statements as outdoor leaders, and had so much fun with an OALT teambuilder. We are grateful for an amazing team who have worked diligently to create a meaningful experience to deepen relationships with each other and build on existing expertise. You can look back on our training journey with #OALT21.
Throughout the year, Leaders will affirm Outdoor Afro values through ongoing training that reflects not just outdoor skills, but building community and relationships as well. We celebrated that nature never closes, and look forward to getting outside with you this year.