|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||May 16, 2001|
|Contact:||Andrea Keller, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-454-3332|
Diversity Program Leader Named Person of the Year
"Separately, we are diverse communities of color struggling with the problems of accessibility to and lack of representation within the National Park System," said Gantt-Wright. "Together, we can find a solution."
Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) also awarded Gantt-Wright with a certificate of special recognition.
Outward Bound Adventures, Inc. was founded 40 years ago by a remarkable group of parents from the Los Angeles area's Black, Asian, and Latino communities. Today the program provides youth throughout Los Angeles Countymany from at-risk populationsaccess to challenging outdoor environmental learning experiences.