THRIVE OUTSIDE DETROIT

Thrive Outside Detroit, led by YMCA of Metro Detroit and Detroit Outdoors, connects youth and families with outdoor recreation and nature by working with regional organizations and agencies to share resources and skills so that the outdoors is truly a place for all.

Key Focus Areas:

Connecting youth and families to nearby nature

Closing the nature equity gap by aligning the mission and resources of Detroit organizations and government partners to lower access barriers to outdoor recreation

Leveraging gear libraries and leadership training to strengthen and further develop a diverse community of well-resourced and skilled outdoor leaders in Detroit

Backbone Organization:

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and Detroit Outdoors

Steering Committee Partners:

Black to the Land Coalition

Detroit Public Schools Community District

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Project Play Southeast Michigan

SEMI Wild

Detroit Parks & Recreation

 

Community Partners:

The Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching, Detroit Parks Coalition, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, Jim Dandy Ski Club, Michigan Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry, Outdoor Afro Detroit, Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS), SOS Outreach, United States Forest Service Urban Connections Program

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Get In Touch

STEPHANIE MAEZ

Executive Director
smaez@outdoorfoundation.org

 
 
 
 
 
  
 

JACOB FISHER

Development and Programs Manager

jfisher@outdoorfoundation.org

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