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Be a Champion


We’ve teamed up with 12 of the nation’s leading youth programs to launch Be a Champion, #InvestInKids to raise awareness and increase support for youth programs across the country. Every day, these programs reach millions of students across the U.S. and make a positive impact in their communities and the world around them. Collectively, NatureBridge and these organizations impact 1 million kids in the U.S. each day with programs that connect the next generation to opportunities for play, adventures, education, skill development, leadership, service and more. These diverse programs enable young people to learn about themselves and build a strong foundation for a healthy, productive life. These programs and our nation’s young people need champions. Every adult has the opportunity to be a champion for young people in their lives and in their communities. We invite you to be one of those champions. 

The Be a Champion, #InvestInKids campaign is funded through generous support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Participating organizations include, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Camp Fire, Coaching Corps, Girls Inc., National 4H Council, Nature Bridge, Outward Bound, Playworks, Positive Coaching Alliance, the Student Conservation Association and the YMCA. 

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Join the Stewards Circle #

Each year, NatureBridge awards over $1.2 million in scholarships thank to the support of donors. 

Financial support helps more students like Joshua and young activists like Marisa make an environmental impact. It inspires champion teachers like Mary Patterson and leaders like Principal Hamish Brewer to continue to advocate for their students. Most importantly, it helps connect over 30,000 students to the wonder and science of the natural world—some for the very first time. 

By becoming a monthly donor, you facilitate transformative experiences in the outdoors, empowering the next generation to understand, celebrate and protect the natural world. Join the Stewards Circle or make a one-time donation today. 

Share your NatureBridge Story #

Students, teachers and chaperones discover something new every day at NatureBridge. There is nothing more illustrative of our mission than bringing these stories from the field to life, so we want to hear from you! Do you have a powerful story of transformation? Did you experience the outdoors with an incredible NatureBridge educator? Learn more about how to share your story with us. 

Become a Corporate Partner #

Partner with us and help your organization realize its social responsibility and strategic goals. Learn more about how your company can get involved through event sponsorships, corporate stewardship activities and more

list of partners for invest in kids campaign


Be a Champion