The Outdoor Equity Alliance

The Outdoor Equity Alliance (OEA) removes barriers and inspires people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, and income levels to enjoy the outdoors and become more involved in the natural world. We work in partnership with other organizations and businesses to increase opportunities to learn, work and play outdoors.

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2023 Kwanzaa Photo Gallery

Thank you to all who made our 2023 Kwanzaa Celebration such a joyful and successful event!  Congratulations again to Aaron Watson, recipient of the OEA Changemaker Award 2023. A gallery of photos from our event is below. Enjoy!

Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County Director Coleman with proigram participants at the organization's program facility in Trenton

Featured Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MERCER COUNTY Founded in 1937 by a group of prominent Trenton business owners, the Boys Club of Trenton was formed to provide building-centered recreation programs and services for the children and young people of Trenton. Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County provides young people throughout Mercer County, ages 5-18, with social, enrichment and recreational activities.

The Outdoor Equity Alliance Ends 2022 with a Stellar Kwanzaa Celebration

The OEA held its first ever fund raiser on 12-29, Kwanzaa Day 4, at the Grounds For Sculpture. It was an overwhelming success!

Alex Rivera and Upward Bound participants

Upward Bound Agrihood Program Kick-off

This past Saturday (10/5) we kicked off our latest Agrihood Program with a group of great new interns from the Upward Bound Program at MCCC. We played a team-building game where the interns created skits imagining they were farmers living in the year 2522.

Desmond Hayes of GeoGreens

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

GeoGreens is a farm that uses Hydroponics, a process that uses water and nutrients, instead of soil, to produce crops. By employing this method, he can farm indoors – using grow lights and 90% less water than conventional farming techniques.

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Tyrell Smith and friends

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated...
Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County Director Coleman with proigram participants at the organization's program facility in Trenton

Featured Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MERCER COUNTY Founded in 1937 by a group of prominent Trenton business owners, the Boys Club of Trenton was formed to provide building-centered recreation programs and services for the children and young people of Trenton. Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County provides young people throughout Mercer County, ages 5-18, with social, enrichment and recreational activities.

The Outdoor Equity Alliance Ends 2022 with a Stellar Kwanzaa Celebration

The OEA held its first ever fund raiser on 12-29, Kwanzaa Day 4, at the Grounds For Sculpture. It was an overwhelming success!

Alex Rivera and Upward Bound participants

Upward Bound Agrihood Program Kick-off

This past Saturday (10/5) we kicked off our latest Agrihood Program with a group of great new interns from the Upward Bound Program at MCCC. We played a team-building game where the interns created skits imagining they were farmers living in the year 2522.

Desmond Hayes of GeoGreens

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

GeoGreens is a farm that uses Hydroponics, a process that uses water and nutrients, instead of soil, to produce crops. By employing this method, he can farm indoors – using grow lights and 90% less water than conventional farming techniques.

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Tyrell Smith and friends

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated...

The Outdoor Equity Alliance Ends 2022 with a Stellar Kwanzaa Celebration

The OEA held its first ever fund raiser on 12-29, Kwanzaa Day 4, at the Grounds For Sculpture. It was an overwhelming success!

Alex Rivera and Upward Bound participants

Upward Bound Agrihood Program Kick-off

This past Saturday (10/5) we kicked off our latest Agrihood Program with a group of great new interns from the Upward Bound Program at MCCC. We played a team-building game where the interns created skits imagining they were farmers living in the year 2522.

Desmond Hayes of GeoGreens

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

GeoGreens is a farm that uses Hydroponics, a process that uses water and nutrients, instead of soil, to produce crops. By employing this method, he can farm indoors – using grow lights and 90% less water than conventional farming techniques.

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Tyrell Smith and friends

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated...

OEA Featured Partner

TIMBUK2 ACADEMY

Timbuk2 Academy is an independent school for girls run by Ayana Abdul-Raheem, who discerned her passion for education at a very young age. Ms. Abdul-Raheem is the CEO and Founder of the Timbuk2 Academy; a 2nd generation independent Afrocentric educational institution in Trenton, NJ and bornWORTHY, a subsidiary of Timbuk2 Academy.

Timbuk2 focuses on supporting children during all transitions throughout childhood. All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our students. Through stimulating situations, small class sizes and hands-on learning, young children are free to develop into bright young minds.

They are involved in a number of partnerships and their girls have participated in several OEA internships. Timbuk2 was recently featured on PBS. Have a look at the video, then visit timbuk2academy.org.

Visit timbuk2academy.org

How The Outdoor Equity Alliance Helps

  • Working to make the outdoor spaces accessible, welcoming, and equitable for emerging communities and everyone.
  • Fostering a growing sense of responsibility for and stewardship in the environment.
  • Creating educational, vocational, and civic experiences in nature to equip the next diverse generation of environmentally conscious citizens in Mercer County and beyond.
2022 OEA Interns working at Capital City Farm
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The Outdoor Equity Alliance Agrihood Internship Program Spring 2024

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