Empowering youth through outdoor recreation
Founded in 2016, YORS creates opportunities for kids in our community to participate in outdoor recreation, education, and leadership activities.
By subsidizing and delivering affordable programs for youth facing financial barriers, low-income families, and at-risk youth, YORS provides accessible outdoor recreation programs as a way for youth to develop and nurture their physical, emotional, and intellectual selves;
Our hope is to impact youth of upcoming generations, enhancing relationships, self-confidence, life skills, and respect for themselves, their communities, and the environment.
“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.”