Since 2015, the N.C. Youth Outdoor Engagement Commission has been working to provide young North Carolinians opportunities for outdoor adventure and learning. By making a tax-deductible contribution to the N.C. Youth Outdoor Engagement Trust Fund, you can support our mission and positively impact youth across the state.

Our Impact

Our grants have provided life-changing outdoor learning experiences for kids and teens, as well as the construction of outdoor learning facilities statewide.

To learn more about our work and its impact, you can review our annual reports.


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Ways to Help

There are multiple ways to support NC youth in accessing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Direct Donation

A direct donation to the North Carolina Youth Outdoor Engagement Fund will assist schools and nonprofits across the state through outdoor field trip and outdoor structure grants. 


Choose to sponsor the Trailblazers program, or an individual school club. Sponsorship assists clubs with field trips and equipment purchases.  To learn more click below.  


Contact us to learn more about contributing through an honorarium, memorial, or designating the North Youth Outdoor Engagement Fund as a beneficiary of a bequest through your will or living trust.


In our efforts to expand access to outdoor learning experiences for young North Carolinians, we partner with state agencies, nonprofits, and businesses. To discuss partnering with us, please contact Layne Randolph at