Connecting Kids to America’s Largest Classroom
GoGo squeeZ® works with the National Park Foundation and the Open Outdoors for Kids Program to provide more kids with transformative educational and recreational experiences in national parks.
We partnered with the National Park Foundation to help fund NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids (OOK) program, which connects elementary school-aged youth to national parks through meaningful, educational, and engaging field trips. Most of the students served by OOK are from Title I schools and low-income families. NPF and GoGo squeeZ® believe every child should have access to national parks—America’s largest classroom. GoGo squeeZ’s support will help provide approximately 15,000 kids with national park experiences during the 2021-2022 school year.
Learn about Open OutDoors for Kids
2019-2020 OutDoor for Kids participants from Title I schools.
2019-2020 OutDoor for Kids participants representing diverse backgrounds (Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or Other).
OutDoor for Kids participants expected to visit a national park in 2021-2022.
About the National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 85 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.nationalparks.org
Open OutDoors for Kids
The National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program targets kids at a critical age when they are more receptive to engaging with nature and the environment. By reaching students while young, NPF and GoGo squeeZ® are helping kids and families develop a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors.Open OutDoors for Kids