• Mentoring youth in the development of life and leadership skills
  • Bringing environmental awareness through outdoor sporting experiences
  • Bringing alternative outdoor sports to urban youth plus regular clean ups and conservation


The Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy (OYEA) teaches non-traditional outdoor recreational skills to urban youth while learning how to be good stewards to their environment.

Conservation & Environmental Awareness

Connect youth and community to the environment and life | Exposure and education on environmental careers and opportunities | Provide fun outdoor activities

Target Shooting

Exposure to alternative outdoor recreational activities | Provide instruction in archery and air rifle target shooting | Education on gun safety for Indiana residents seeking an Indiana hunting license


Increase appreciation and knowledge of our environment | Provide basic knowledge and skills of fishing | Provide fun outdoor activities

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
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