Every year around this time, we start getting phone calls in the office from worried parents asking why it is their child seems to have fallen into a post-summer “funk.” “All they talk about is camp,” is what I hear, or “They’re already planning for next summer.” Most people think it’s safe to assume
The benefits of being outdoors are many—fresh air, exercise, time away from electronic devices—just to name a few. Regardless of the benefits, research suggests a growing gap of youth and diversity invested, interested, and actively participating in outdoor activities.
Not only is it important for the entire population to participate in outdoor activities for the health
No matter where the day takes us, most of us always know that our bed awaits us that evening. This is a luxury that many families in New Orleans still do not have. Ten years later, destruction and disaster from Hurricane Katrina still sits at the center of New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005,
Below is a reflective essay by a 2014 Footsteps of Giants participant, Jacqueline Peralta. She was given the opportunity to travel and explore the world, and herself, thanks to the Geography of Hope Foundation.
Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I would ever stand on top of a mountain,