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Connecting Youth To The Outdoors

Programs of Interest

Adventure to Leadership: Adventure Risk Challenge, building leadership, literacy and outdoor skills, preparing youth for college and beyond.  

Learn more about ARC

UC Merced's Yosemite Youth Leadership Program is a 2-year program focused on giving UC Merced students, regardless of major or previous outdoor experience, the skills to lead, advocate for the environment, make informed ethical decisions and create social change.

Learn more about YLP

WildLink will inspire you to develop lasting connections to wild places through wilderness experiences and community stewardship.

Learn more about Wildlink

Tell us how you think it would help you get outside in our online forum.

Your Voice

Share your stories!  Share your stories, meet new friends, and get outside! Create a profile here to connect with others and the outdoors. Register here to become a member!

Already a member? Empower others by sharing your experiences. Log in here.

Follow Into Outside  on FacebookFollow Into Outside on Facebook.Share your adventures with other youth who are also visiting the outdoors.

Tell us what you think. Giving us your feedback - we want to know what empowers you to get into the outside.
You can also share your suggestions in our online community forum.

What is Breaking Barriers? Learn about Breaking Barriers initiative here.

From another community? Start your own forum and group. Sign up here to create your own organization, group or individual profile.

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Get Into Outside

Poem | Bighorn Sheep

Posted in Poem, Stories

Tweet Bighorn Sheep By Xiong Vue I’m am a very curious Bighorn sheep And...

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Mitch De Leon, Yosemite Conservancy

Posted in Stories, YLP

Tweet YLP Intern I am Mitchelle De Leon. I attended UC Merced from the fall...

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Poem | Something Right

Posted in Poem, Stories

Tweet Something Right By Boa Huynh I couldn’t sleep My eyes were closed and I...

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Alex Lin, DNC Environmental Management

Posted in Stories, YLP

Tweet YLP Intern  My name is Alex Lin, I did the internship when I was going...

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Poem | I am a River

Posted in Poem, Stories

Tweet I Am A River By Jiajia Yu Summer is coming River moves strongly,...

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Poem | Breaking Through

Posted in ARC, Poem, Stories

Tweet Breaking Through By Huy Dao I am a Great Grey owl My strength It stands...

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Video | Benjamin Polgar | Search and Rescue Intern

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Tweet Search and Rescue Intern Video by Benjamin...

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Poem | I’m An Eagle

Posted in Poem, Stories

Tweet I’m An Eagle By Ana Hernandez Flying away from my family Doesn’t...

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Jesus Dolores, Education

Posted in Stories, YLP

Tweet YLP Intern My name is Jesus Dolores, I am originally from Mexico but my...

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