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OAK Week 2022: OAK Week is May 17-18! Check out a great sneak peek and don't wait to register!

OAK Intern: Welcome to Ayodele Abdul-Hadi! 

OAK Member Highlights: Latino Outdoors, National Park Trust, and American Hiking Society 

Do you represent a business or non-profit organization committed to getting kids and youth outdoors? Join OAK today! 
Make #GivingWednesday a thing by supporting youth outdoor access today! Donate to OAK.  
OAK's April 2022 Newsletter
Happy spring, OAK Members, Partners, and Supporters! With the weather warming up, it also means we're getting closer and closer to... OAK WEEK 2022!!!

OAK Week is May 17-18, and will be held in-person and outdoors in Washington, D.C., with the option to participate virtually.

With OAK Week quickly approaching, please be sure to
check out the draft agenda and 

OAK Week 2022 is May 17 -18!

OAK Week is a once a year opportunity to network with other OAK members, recognize champions in the field, help shape OAK's campaigns, and make our collective voices heard with decision-makers. 

Who attends OAK Week? Participation in OAK Week is free to attend and welcome to OAK members, prospective members, partners, and supporters. In-person attendance is encouraged, with options to participate virtually. 

Sneak Peek: Take a look at the draft agenda to get a preview of this year's exciting OAK Week activities! 

Register for OAK Week 2022!

Welcome to OAK's new intern, Ayodele Abdul-Hadi! 
I'm so excited to welcome Ayodele Abdul-Hadi as the new OAK Intern! In her position, Ayodele will be working to support OAK as we continue to grow as a partnership and advance our shared goals to connect children, youth and families to the outdoors.

Ayodele graduated last year from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and a concentration in global environmental justice. Her main area of interest is in the importance of racial justice and equal access to outdoor spaces for youth. She brings an impressive breadth of experience to OAK, having previously worked with the San Francisco Foundations Youth Access to Nature Cohort in addition to serving in many exciting fellowship, mentorship, and assistant roles during her undergraduate studies. Ayodele uses she/her pronouns, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her free time, she enjoys watching Marvel movies and spending time at the beach.

Be sure to welcome Ayodele at OAK Week, which we're lucky to be having her join in-person next month!

Latino Outdoors
Latino Outdoors Semillitas Outdoors

Semillitas Outdoors is a week-long celebration of children in the outdoors. Across the country, Latino Outdoors will offer virtual and in-person outings/events that center the experience of Latinx children and their families. Join us and engage in this celebration of Latinx children from anywhere in the world the week of Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Kids to Parks Day is Saturday, May 21st!
Kids to Parks Day, hosted by National Park Trust, is a national day of outdoor play celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May! The day connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands through thousands of park events that promote discovery and exploration in the great outdoors. Learn more about hosting / attending a Kids to Parks Day event here! 
American Hiking Society

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 4th!
Taking place on the first Saturday in June, American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails. Learn more about hosting / attending a National Trails Day event here

Note from Jayni: Pssst! Do you have an update to share with OAK's e-mail subscribers? Reply to this email - I'm always looking for great content to share, especially if it's lifting up racially and ethnically diverse organizations. 
Thanks so much for reading! Remember, all of this exciting content is thanks to YOU and your amazing advocacy. Stay tuned on how to keep up the momentum to increase equitable children, youth, and family outdoor access.

Questions? Just reply to this email, or reach out to me any time - my contact information is below. Please note that I am working from home indefinitely, so I can best be reached via my email and cell - 440.522.9162. 

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  Jayni Rasmussen
Senior Campaign Representative,
Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) & Youth | Sierra Club 

50 F Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20016
440-522-9162 (c)
Pronouns: She/her/hers

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