Youth in the Great Outdoors





Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.

For the health of our economy and our nation’s public lands, it’s critical that we work now to establish meaningful and deep connections between young people – from every background and every community – and America’s great outdoors.

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Secretary Jewell

Advisory: Department of the Interior, National League of Cities and YMCA of the USA to Announce New Partnership to Connect Young People to the Outdoors

THU, APRIL 24, 2014, 03:17 PM EST

On April 28, Secretary Jewell will join Saint Paul Mayor and President of the League of Cities Chris Coleman, Salt Lake City Mayor and First Vice President of the League of Cities Ralph Becker, and YMCA of the USA President and CEO Neil Nicoll to announce Read More >


Secretary Sally Jewell

Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Join Officials, Stakeholders to Announce Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 03:04 PM EST

On Friday, April 25, Secretary Jewell will join King County Executive Dow Constantine, local mayors and officials, and community conservation groups to announce a new partnership connecting Seattle-area communities and young people to Read More >


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This Week at Interior March 21, 2014

FRI, MARCH 21, 2014, 03:29 PM EST

A new Secretarial Order is issued to expand opportunities for youth/veterans to play, learn, serve, and work in America's great outdoors; the White House honors 14 heroes for engaging communities and youth in environmental stewardship/conservation; more. Watch Video >


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Secretary Jewell Announces Order to Implement Youth Initiative Connecting Millions of Young People to America’s Great Outdoors

THU, MARCH 20, 2014, 10:52 AM EST

Formalizing an ambitious initiative to connect America’s young people to the outdoors, Secretary Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to significantly expand recreational, educational, volunteer and career opportunities for millions of youth and veterans Read More >


Youth video

VIDEO: Engaging the Next Generation

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014, 04:30 PM EST

In a new video, Secretary Sally Jewell lays out her vision for getting America's youth to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. Read More >