Breakfast Panel | Youth Outdoors: A Collective Impact Model

Numerous programs around the country focus on getting kids outside, but as with so much of our work, they can often operate in isolation, undermining the potential of a unified framework. This breakfast* panel discussion will present a collective impact model that attempts to unify the various national efforts for a more effective outcome.


Stacy Bare, Director, Sierra Club Outdoors

Courtney Aber, National Director for BOLD and GOLD (Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) at the YMCA

Chris Rutgers, Executive Director of Transforming Youth Outdoors

*Breakfast is included.


7:30 a.m.: Doors open for breakfast.

8:30 a.m.: Presentation

1. Opening

  • 30,000-foot perspective
  • Opportunity for “movement” to emerge
  • 5 distinct outcome areas:
    • Environmental Stewardship/Conservation
    • Youth Development
    • Health and Wellness
    • Economic Development
    • Community Development

2. Collective Impact 101

  • Overview of basic Collective Impact methodology
  • Validation of methodology

3. Youth Outdoors Collective Impact Model

  • Detailed presentation of the model, its history and plan for execution

4. Connecting Collective Impact and the Youth Outdoors Collective Impact Model to larger SHIFT vision

9:00 a.m.: Discussion/Q&A (15 min)

1. Audience can pose questions to any of the presenters or share comments on the collective impact model more generally.

9:15 a.m.: Move to small group discussions


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