The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon invites local organizations to apply to host projects that connect underrepresented populations to the outdoors. We recognize that not all kids have equal access to the outdoors, and not everyone feels safe and welcome in outdoor spaces. We believe that the health and wellbeing of children, families, and communities improves when all people connect to the outdoors. The goal of Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) funds is to make the outdoors more equitable and inclusive for all youth, while also promoting stewardship, natural resource career pathways, and leadership opportunities. YES funds are provided by the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, and are managed by the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon (CFCO). A total of $20,000 is available for projects up $5,000.
Find information about eligibility, requirements, and application instructions in the RFP.
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