WHAT WE DO

Get Outside is a nonprofit organization designed to promote a culture of outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyle in southern Utah. As an entity, our primary vision is for both youth and adults to engage in outdoor recreation in order to improve physical and mental health.

We challenge students to move out of their comfort zones and challenge their perceived abilities while creating opportunities to serve in their communities.

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BREAKING BARRIERS

The three main barriers keeping our youth from getting outside have been identified as:

LACK OF OPPORTUNITY

Many students don’t know anyone who can take them to outdoor recreation areas. We create excursions that allow students to engage with the natural beauty of southern Utah.

LACK OF EDUCATION

Many students and their role models don’t have the necessary knowledge and training to participate safely in outdoor activities. We provide opportunities for students to receive the training required to engage in mountain biking, rock climbing, and skiing, among other activities.

LACK OF FUNDING

Many students don’t have the funding required for bikes, boots, carabiners, and other gear need to participate in outdoor recreation. We allow access to the necessary equipment for activities.

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OUR MISSION

We allow youth and families to overcome these barriers, and we have established Get Outside Clubs in each high school in Washington and Iron County. Each club is run by students under the direction of a faculty or staff adviser.

These clubs will provide networking and opportunities for youth to engage outside. We will also provide education and training through clinics for various outdoor recreation activities ensuring that these youth can engage in outdoor recreation safely.

We are actively engaged in helping students overcome financial barriers by looking for sources of outdoor equipment and arranging for means of connecting these sources with the Get Outside Clubs. We are also searching for donors to help offset the financial barriers that block many low-income youth from participating in outdoor recreation.

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OUR TEAM

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Matthew Mizukawa

Founder and President

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Carly Hales

DIRECTOR

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John R. Taylor

BOARD MEMBER

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Anilee Bundy

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Marshall Topham

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Mark Wade

BOARD MEMBER

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