Sierra Club Inner City Outings - St. Louis
7164 Manchester Road
Maplewood, Missouri 63143
ico.stlouis@gmail.com; 314.588.9010
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About Inner City Outings - St. Louis

Mission

The mission of the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program is to promote personal development by linking cultures, fostering respect of self and others and providing leadership skills to promote appreciation and protection of our local and global environments through a process of personal growth and sharing. The Inner City Outings program meets these goals by providing safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences for persons who might not otherwise have them.

General Information

Our goal is to introduce children to nature. Many of the youth who are involved with Inner City Outings have never been to our local parks and conservation areas. We observe and talk about flora, fauna, habitats, the interconnections between species, and man’s impact on the environment. Our leaders give groups time to just have fun, explore, and soak in nature. Sierra Club Inner City Outings is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for St. Louis urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.

  • We currently work with 4 different agencies and schools.
  • We are an all-volunteer organization and responsible for all of our own fundraising.
  • We are one of 50 Inner City Outings groups nationwide that make up the Sierra Club’s national outreach program.
  • Volunteer trip leaders receive safety, first aid, CPR, Sierra Club certified Outings Leader training and must pass a background check.

Agencies & Schools

An Inner City Outings leader is assigned to each agency and works with someone within the agency to plan trips. Inner City Outings and agency liaisons schedule and plan trips together. St. Louis Inner City Outings depends on strong relationships with our partnering agencies. Agency liaisons are responsible for providing our release forms to agency participants, youth and adults. St. Louis Inner City Outings has built and fostered relationships with local agencies serving youth. Our current agencies are:

Please contact us at ico.stlouis@gmail.com if you would like to become one of our partnering agencies.

Meet Our Volunteers

Volunteer Profiles