Meet your 2020 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!


The team unites more than 80 inspiring volunteer leaders from diverse backgrounds in nearly 30 states and the District of Columbia. These volunteers embody the promise and passion to continue what Outdoor Afro trail blazed more than TEN YEARS ago!

As we look ahead in beginning our SECOND DECADE of writing a new and different narrative about Black leadership in the outdoors, we are honored to welcome the volunteer leaders who will continue the success of the previous classes of Outdoor Afro Leadership. Each volunteer leader will create and guide monthly trips, leverage media and create collaborations to strengthen connections with the outdoors.

Learn more about our training here.

We invest in our leaders through our annual in person training. However, this year, we will be doing training online! We are grateful for an amazing team who have stepped up to the plate and are working diligently to create a meaningful experience to deepen relationships with each other and build on existing expertise. Follow our training journey at #OALT20.

Leaders will affirm Outdoor Afro values through a curriculum that includes trip planning, community engagement, conservation ethics, risk management, and effective media engagement.

Moreover, leaders will strategize with leading brands such as REIKEENKlean KanteenColumbia SportswearThe North FaceOsprey Packs, Patagonia, Big AgnesClif Bar and Yakima Racks. We are thankful to these brands as well as foundations who provide as with immense support including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Western Conservation Foundation, and the Pisces Foundation,