The Chugach Children’s Forest introduces diverse, young Alaskans to their wild backyard. Despite the abundance of wild places in Alaska, many Alaskan youth have never ventured outside their local communities to explore Alaska’s vast expanse of public lands. The Chugach Children’s Forest EMPOWERS and ENABLES Alaskan youth to explore these wild places that are so close, yet so far.
We address the financial and cultural obstacles that prevent underrepresented youth from becoming engaged in the outdoors. We overcome these barriers to engagement and give Alaskan youth what is thought of as an “Alaskan experience” – full of outdoor adventure!