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Inspire Initiative

Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, CO. Photo by Caveman Collective.

As the cornerstone of our strategic plan, GOCO created the Inspire Initiative to encourage youth and their families to connect to the outdoors by establishing places for kids and families to playby providing culturally relevant programs that build off of one another, and by creating pathways to outdoor stewardship jobs and leadership roles.  


Across the state in 15 Generation Wild communities, hard-working local coalitions are bringing projects to life using a community-led, youth-driven, collaborative approach to creating equitable access to the outdoors. This innovative framework is being looked to as a national model, and each coalition’s approach will serve as examples to other rural, urban, suburban, or mountain communities across the country. 

To amplify the Inspire Initiative’s message and help it achieve its goals, a communications program called Generation Wildwas launched in 2017. Follow the movement on Instagram and Facebook



This grant program is not currently accepting applications from new coalitions.


Contact Erika Meyer at 303-226-4512.