Outdoor Nation works to engage and unite youth as champions of the outdoors. This weekend the organization is holding the first, youth-led Outdoor Youth Summit and Festival, with 500 youth delegates in Central Park.
You don't have to be a kid though to be inspired by Outdoor Nation's original ambassadors, like high school student Julia Lopez.
As an adaptive ski instructor in Vermont and California, Lopez helps other young people enjoy the outdoors, whether they have autism, use a wheelchair, or are visually or hearing impaired.
She's also spoken on panels on youth and environmental protection in Washington, D.C., and successfully advocated for policies to improve air quality in the State of California.
For more info on Outdoor Nation: www.outdoornation.org