WE HELP YOU CREATE A VIBRANT OUTDOOR COMMUNITY WHERE YOU LIVE.
Through our community partnership initiative, we support Maine communities seeking assistance in creating outdoor opportunities for their community. The goal of our Community Partnerships initiative is to build capacity within the community to develop programming, infrastructure, and resources that support effective and sustainable outdoor sport opportunities at the community level, while at the same time recruiting local youth & adults to Team OSI, building a stronger network for everyone.
Through these partnerships OSI is able to provide the following:
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Our education workshops target the needs of teachers, coaches, program leaders, volunteers, parents and others interested in running outdoor programs in their community. Topics include program planning, logistics, basic physiology, sport specific considerations, and teaching skills in a variety of outdoor sports.
OSI provides key resources to help make programming a reality, including award winning curriculum capable of supporting community programming.
From action planning to funding, program development to infrastructure, our staff works closely to share our experience, the experiences of our past partnerships, and best practices from the world of outdoor sport.
Partnership communities are responsible for providing local leadership through a team of key stakeholders, developing and taking ownership of an action plan with clear goals and objectives, and collecting and reporting on metrics that inform OSI's partnership work.