OUTDOOR FOUNDATION & BLUE LOTUS
The Outdoor Foundation’s Thrive Outside initiative awards multi-year capacity building grants to communities in order to build or strengthen partnerships that create repeat and reinforcing positive outdoor experiences for kids and families. The core goal of the Thrive Outside Community initiative is to create healthy individuals, communities, and economies by making the outdoors a habit.
DoGoodery is working alongside the Outdoor Foundation and Blue Lotus, LLC, an environmental education evaluation firm, to evaluate this initiative and showcase its impact on participating kids and families. Through a multi-step program evaluation that uses innovative strategies to collect data from kids in engaging ways, the Thrive Outside team is seeking to answer critical questions about how communities can better connect local youth to the outdoors and how those opportunities benefit their health and well-being, socio-emotional development, educational success, and more.