WW Wellness Impact Award | WW USA
To Backyard Basecamp, access to nature is a basic human need. But ancestral wounding and historical trauma are key players in the lack of diversity in nature-based programming. Through immersive educational programs, this organization teaches young people of color how to feel confident in and enjoy the outdoors. It also helps break down systemic barriers for urban dwellers to connect with nature, in part through its work to transform a massive vacant lot in Baltimore into a multi-use community space.
When registered dieticians and best friends, Ash and Jaz, started EatWell Exchange, they wanted to shift the conversation around “healthy foods.” Through nutritional, farming, and culinary education, this organization works to decrease health disparities in low-socioeconomic communities while keeping culturally relevant foods on the table.
Soul Trak is on a mission to empower outdoor advocates—and save our planet. Currently, people of color account for only 20% of national forest, national wildlife refuges, and national park visitors. This organization is aiming to change that number by engaging disenfranchised communities through recreation, service, and leadership in nature—while amplifying the voices of diverse leaders.
Black Girls Do Bike
Black Girls Do Bike works to ensure everyone has the ability to enjoy the freedom, empowerment, and positive effects of cycling. With a focus on girls and women of color, this organization is establishing a comfortable place where female cyclists can support, advise, organize group rides, and promote skill-sharing.
Esperanza Community Farms
Esperanza Community Farms is a sustainable community agriculture project focused entirely on increasing food security and good health among low-income families in the Pajaro Valley in California. The goal? Access for low-income, farm-working families to fresh, pesticide-free, culturally preferred fruits and vegetables—delivered to their door. ECF also gives marginalized voices the crucial tools to fight for food justice within their communities.