Outdoor Afro
Leadership Training

Known as the “most wonderful time of the year,” Outdoor Afro Leadership Training (OALT) is our organization’s annual training for the newest class of Outdoor Afro volunteer leaders. Typically held during April of each year, OALT is where these outdoor innovators 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, staff, and partners to bond, continuing 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."