Outdoor AfroLeadership Training

Known as the “most wonderful time of the year,” Outdoor Afro Leadership Training (OALT) is the network’s annual training for the newest class of Outdoor Afro volunteer leaders. OALT is where these outdoor enthusiasts gain firsthand experience in navigating and leading in nature. An always-anticipated training, OALT discusses and puts into action outdoor conservation, education, and recreation so that volunteer leaders can create safe, sustainable, and nature-rich activities in their local communities across the nation. It’s also an intimate opportunity for volunteers, Outdoor Afro staff, and network partners to bond and continue to strengthen Black people’s relationships with the outdoors.

"OALT is like a family reunion," said Outdoor Afro's Founder and CEO Rue Mapp. "Our volunteer leaders join us from our four regions - Midwest, Northeast, South, and West - for a weekend filled with organized intergenerational fun and outdoor learning."