Introducing the 2017 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!

In its Sixth Year, the Outdoor Afro Leadership Team Grows to 65 Leaders and Expands to 27 states. Since it was founded in 2011, the Outdoor Afro Leadership Team has brought together volunteers that embody the promise and passion to write a new and different narrative about Black engagement in the outdoors.   The 2017 Leadership Team unites…

From Mount Whitney to the Appalachian Trail: Oh the Places We Go with KEEN!

“These KEENS are made for Hiking And Biking and Kayaking too With or without socks, these KEENS will play all day with you” Written By National Program Director Zoë Polk Like most outdoor enthusiasts, we love all things gear! We love researching and then buying a new product at our local REI store. We love breaking it in on the trail….

Now Presenting The 2016 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!

Sixty Leaders Will Create Relevant Outdoor Experiences in 26 States. For the fifth year in a row, Outdoor Afro has recruited and selected enthusiastic volunteers from around the country to inspire black connections and leadership in nature. We are proud to be expanding to new cities including Boston, Denver, Miami, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and Anchorage, AK In April…

#SwimmingWhileBlack: Diving In

Inspired by Black History, Outdoor Afro Gary, Indiana Leader Yolanda Crocker-Bradley learns to swim and changes her relationship with her favorite local shoreline.   Why did you decide to take swim lessons? For years, I had toyed with the thought of actually learning to swim. Considering that natural spaces that are in close proximity to water…

By Land and By Sea: Exploring Local Black History

This month, join Outdoor Afro as we dive into the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Swimming Pool,  discover little known Black history in our neighborhoods, and board the Balclutha to learn about African American sailors’ contributions to the 1920’s Alaskan salmon industry. Atlanta, Georgia Learn to Swim February 6  Explore Martin Luther King National Historic Site February 13 Crystal…

2016 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team: Now Recruiting!

Connect to our Leadership Network and Create Relevant Outdoor Experiences for Yourself, Your Family and Your Community Tell Us About You: *Are you an outdoor enthusiast who wants to lead creative and accessible outdoor events? *Are you invested in leveraging the outdoors to improve Black family health? *Are you inspired by the Buffalo Soldiers, Benjamin Banneker,…