outdoor outreach surfingBearclaw Kitchen has partnered with a very cool organization in San Diego called Outdoor Outreach. We feel that they share our values of encouraging an active lifestyle for everyone and celebrating the joy of outdoor adventures. We will be supporting them with in-kind granola donations for their outings, as well as contributing a portion of our proceeds at the end of the year. We are so inspired by their mission of "Connecting youth to the transformative power of the outdoors."

Here's a bit more about them:

Since 1999, Outdoor Outreach has provided opportunities for more than 17,000 young people to explore their world, cultivate belonging, and discover what they’re capable of in the outdoors.

The youth in their programs come from communities that have been historically impacted by social inequities, leaving them at higher risk for dropping out of school, gang involvement, unemployment, homelessness, substance abuse, and more. With every opportunity to surf, bike, kayak or climb, their programs provide TWO THINGS that greatly increase their chances of success:

  • First, opportunities to share new experiences, explore close-to-home green spaces, and discover their strengths.
  • And second, meaningful connections with supportive peers and mentors who believe in them and who show them that they matter.
To learn more, check out their website HERE!