Merging Veterans and Inner-City Youth to be Leaders for Environmental Justice

1926 N Kilpatrick St, Suite B, Portland, OR 97217

Our Mission

We connect inner city youth and US military veterans to the outdoors through incredible outdoor educational transformation experiences. By engaging U.S veterans as mentors for inner city youth, we believe that rich, powerful opportunities of healing authentically happen in the midst of Mother Nature. We believe that by connecting youth and veterans to our public lands, wild rivers and fresh waters, and beyond through genuine community, we will ultimately establish and inspire a new generation of outdoor leader ambassadors that will advocate for Mother Nature and conservation.

Deployment \-mənt\ noun

Activities encompassed from one origin or home to another place of destination, specifically to wild places with wildlife habitat, and to connect underserved communities to outdoor exploration, education and leadership.

Arctic Circle/Alaska Cross-Cultural Science Exploration 2016

What happens when you merge inner-city youth and veterans together on a once-in-a-lifetime deployment to the top of the world’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Witness the relationships forged while experiencing Mother Nature and Her healing powers through the lens of a veteran and youth. Learn how conservation becomes another ‘participant’ and the experience is equally shared with arduous moments of valuable life lessons. Journey into wild Alaska with us as we then connect with Alaska Geographic youth on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This is the stage where inner city youth become the teacher and veterans become the guide, all emerging in Alaska’s rugged yet pristine stage.

“I Am Conservation,” documents our epic 2016 Arctic and Alaska Scientific Exploration deployment. Help us raise enough support to take even more youth and veterans to mysterious, magical outdoor places that they otherwise wouldn’t get to explore in hopes of altering their education and career lives forever!

Thank you to Korkers Foot wear as one of the sponsors.

Video Director - Tim Diens - Northwestern Exposure

If your interested in supporting Soul River Inc. We are selling our new book ConservNation
A New Generation of Eco Warriors - Auto Biographies from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (100% OF ALL SALES BENEFITS SOUL RIVER INC. VETERANS AN INNER-CITY YOUTH )


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Monday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday10:00AM - 6:00PM

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Soul River Inc

1926 N Kilpatrick St,

Suite B,

Portland, OR 97217

Phone. 503-954-7625

Email. info@soulriverinc.org