The Sierra Club's mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Through our four Mission Outdoors programs, we are expanding the conservation movement by providing access to outdoor experiences for more people, organizing grassroots and administrative support for the value of outdoor experiences, and building alliances and partnerships that involve diverse communities in protecting their natural heritage.
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Sierra Club Outdoors numbers at a Glance:
- At least 250,000 user days a year
- 5,400 volunteer leaders - On average, a SCO volunteer certified outings leader conducts three and a half outings each year, and spends approximately ten hours to prepare, deliver and wrap-up each outing. That constitutes 189,000 hours of volunteer time contributed each year to deliver SCO program activity.
v14,000 youth and adults through ICO in 52 different communities nationwide partnering with after school programs, youth development agencies, churches, schools, and adult support programs
- 3,000 military families, veterans, and kids
Each year, Inner City Outings
takes 12,000 urban youth on safe and fun wilderness excursions.