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Today there are more activities, more schoolwork, more communication, more demands on our youth than what I experienced growing up. This means kids spend more time indoors. This has been linked to increased: ADHD, Diabetes, Obesity, Depression and Suicide. There have been all sorts of studies that show being outdoors can help reduce all of these.
Getting outdoors is easier with a partner. In addition more kids are coming from single family homes and need guidance in experiencing nature. Pay It Forward Now is focused on being part of the solution. We reach out to kids that are not experiencing the outdoors and recruit mentors to help them.