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Get Teenagers Outside

Our mission is to empower young adults to cultivate intentional, healthy, and connected lives through impactful outdoor experiences alongside professional athlete mentors.


The Nature Project is a non-profit focused on providing teens with the opportunity to experience nature alongside a collective of like-minded athletes, environmentalists and philanthropists. We believe that barriers to nature need to be broken down so youth across social, racial and economic backgrounds can experience the outdoors in an approachable and inviting way.

The Nature Project identifies youth who may have not had the access nor the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with nature, and create opportunities for these young people to experience nature in the company of The Nature Project athlete mentors.
We strongly believe that these mentorship experiences can foster opportunities to develop a healthy and active lifestyle, self-worth, team building, inter-personal, environmental literacy skills that can shape a young persons life in profound ways.

2023 GOALS

In 2023 TNP will be growing in numbers of events and impacting more youth.  We have developed deep community partnerships over the past few years and look to strengthen those relationships and add some new groups. We partner with local mentorship based youth serving organizations such as M.U.S.T. Mentoring Urban Students and Teens, Rainier Athletes, Friends of the Children, Congolese Integration Network and YMCA.  We are looking to grow our impact with adding two new positive youth development focused partner organizations.  For each event we also work with skill based partners. We work with The Mountaineers for hiking and rock climbing curriculum, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center for farming content and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for biking in the woods.  This upcoming year we are planning road biking on trails with Cascade Bike Club's Major Taylor Project teens as well as adding snowshoeing excursions and fishing. Our curriculum has broadened to include Yoga and mediation techniques. Each event focuses on nature as a mechanism to guide us closer to ourselves, our community and a stronger sense of adaptability. Getting Outside in a variety of ways and seeing the power of nature to transform all of our lives.

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