RBFF launches new outdoors initiative

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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that its Take Me Fishing campaign is once again teaming up with Outdoor Nation to engage youth in outdoor activities, including boating and fishing.

The youth-led movement recently announced plans to host multiple three-day regional youth summits in New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver and San Francisco. From June 23 to July 31, youth delegates will come together to brainstorm ideas for projects that address regional problems and engage more young people in the outdoors by removing barriers to participation.

“Research shows some of the primary reasons why young people aren’t spending more time outdoors include indoor technologies, poor parental influence, lack of transportation, expense, dirt and discomfort,” RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be working with Outdoor Nation to help eliminate these barriers and create new outdoor champions who will appreciate and preserve our nation’s natural resources for future generations.”

Outdoor Nation is recruiting youth leaders to participate in the summits. Those who would like to participate can apply online through Outdoor Nation’s new community website.

The application deadline is June 1.

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