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Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors
Exploring the Great Outdoors

Thanks to technology, the average American child spends about five to eight hours a day in front of a screen and about  4 to 7 minutes a day playing outside. The national crisis about kids spending too much time indoors and disconnected  from the natural world has been coined :Nature deficit disorder.

 

Through our “Every Kid Outdoors” Initiative, we are promoting youth engagement through more non-digital activities, like family cooking nights, hiking, camping, creative writing, painting, rock climbing, kayaking.

 

We provide opportunities for youth to escape their violent high-crime-ridden communities,  to enjoy a hands-on experience in nature. Many of these youth have not had an opportunity to see life through a different lens. The “Every Kid Outdoor initiative , gives youth exposure to the beauty of nature beyond their communities and traditional classrooms creating lifelong memories and love for nature.


Why go outside?

Kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. Promoting children's involvement in outside activities has proven to :

  • It builds confidence. 

  • It teaches responsibility

  • It gets kids moving

  • It reduces stress and fatigue

  • It makes them think

  • improve general mood

  • reducing ADHD symptoms

  • raise our body’s natural anti-depressant levels