Outward Bound Adventures

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


1506 Lincoln Ave., Bldg. D Rm. D-417Pasadena, CA 91102 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Diverse Outdoor Leaders Institute (DOLI) is designed to train ethnically diverse staff to provide culturally relevant and meaningful connections to nature for underserved urban youth. This training is a collaborative effort of organizations to train and hire instructors who can effectively engage and lead urban youth on nature based trips.

DOLI instructors are trained in:
-Wilderness Travel & Risk Management
-Outdoor Leadership & Team Building Techniques
-Crisis Prevention & Intervention Certification
-Public Lands Management Education
-Leave No Trace Trainer Certification
-Wilderness First Aid Certification
-Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training
-Map & Navigation Training
-California Naturalist Certification
-Trip Logistics & Group Management
-Wilderness Stewardship & Open Space Advocacy


DOLI was created by Outward Bound Adventures to provide the outdoor industry with a steady supply of diverse instructors from different cultural backgrounds who look like and relate to the face of an ever-increasing multicultural American demographic.

Since its founding in 1962, OBA has engaged more than 80,000 inner-city urban youth and families to the restorative effects of time spent in wild places and open spaces. OBA's innovative programs increase environmental knowledge, challenging our youth both physically and mentally. Our programs promote the development of a stewardship ethic, a greater awareness of nature, self-mastery, and career opportunities in conservation.


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