A&O Companies Supporting Outdoor School for All

Join Columbia Sportswear, Keen and other representatives of Oregon’s outdoor apparel and sportswear industry and endorse Outdoor School for All. This project is working with the Oregon Legislature to provide a full week of Outdoor School for every Oregon 5th or 6th grade student.

Outdoor School has been an Oregon tradition for over 50 years—more than 1 million Oregonians have participated since it’s inception—yet today only half of all Oregon students have the opportunity to attend residential outdoor education programs. And far fewer get the full week experience that was key to the success of the original program. Outdoor School helps kids learn better; develop leadership, critical thinking and social skills; and exposes them to the role of scientific inquiry and applied learning. It’s a proven success and the most economical and effective way to deliver these results.

Add your company’s endorsement along with other outdoor apparel industry representatives to encourage the 2015 Oregon Legislature to ensure this life-changing educational experience is available to every Oregonian student for years to come. Email pdxao@pdc.us for more information and a copy of our endorsement letter.
Learn more at https://www.outdoorschoolforall.org.