Nature is a necessity for all communities.
OBA will ensure that youth from diverse communities will have access to nature, environmental education, leadership development and preparation for careers in conservation.
Changing lives of diverse youth through challenging outdoor learning experiences.
OBA's Environmental Justice Art Windows at Patagonia Stores
We are happy to announce a partnership with Patagonia to display a window art piece at their Pasadena and Santa Monica locations. The art pieces will be displayed at both Southern California stores for 6 months. The partnership allows visibility of Outward Bound Adventure's "Diversify The Outdoors" Call To Action and gives people an opportunity to learn how they can support.
The art piece was commissioned by LP Ækili Ross the grandson of one of OBA's founders, Bud Ross. Please visit to see more of LP's amazing art. This piece depicts four OBA participants enjoying the San Gabriel Mountains, a Southern California location where Outward Bound Adventures has been taking youth for over 60 years.
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Who We Are
Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) was founded in 1962 in Northwest Pasadena by four educators who strongly believed their students would benefit from time spent in nature. Today, Outward Bound Adventures is the oldest nonprofit in the nation dedicated to engaging youth, families, and young adults of color in culturally relevant outdoor experiences
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Relying upon our history and experience, we have integrated these seven areas of focus into each of our programs. We found that they are the most successful at affecting education and behavior in youth and families.
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