Outdoor Youth Connections

Engaging Youth in the Natural Outdoors

aka OYC   |   Lake Stevens, WA   |  www.myoyc.org

Mission

We connect youth with the opportunities and means to explore, study, and preserve the natural outdoors, promoting personal growth and environmental consciousness.

Ruling year info

2008

Board Chair

Sandra Ingalls

Main address

PO Box 924

Lake Stevens, WA 98258 USA

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Formerly known as

Live Love Laugh for Youth Foundation

EIN

26-1522928

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Beach Exploration - STEP

In partnership with the Snohomish Teen Evening Program with Denny Juvenile Justice Center, OYC provides youth participants with opportunities to explore the beach and connect with nature. Youth will discover spend the afternoon discovering something new on/at the beach, have a better understanding of tides, and learn about job opportunities that relate to the shoreline.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Nature Connection Series to help youth connect with the benefits of nature and encourage donations.

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Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents

Also developing “Outdoor Adventures” clubs in collaboration with the local Boys & Girls clubs to offer seminars on how to safely hike, as well as offering hikes etc.

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Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents

Where we work

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Financials

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Outdoor Youth Connections

Board of directors
as of 11/3/2021
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Board chair

Sandra Ingalls

Dennis Miller

Payton Yilek

Annie Ross

Carmela Fortin

Karen Totten

Breanne Williamson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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