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The Outdoor Lab Foundation is excited to announce the naming of a new Deputy Executive Director, Paige Brophy!

After seven years of amazing service to the organization, Shannon Hancock, former Executive Director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, has moved on to a new grand adventure. Last week, Paige Brophy was named the new Deputy Executive Director of the Foundation.

Paige is a product of Jefferson County schools, attending Outdoor Lab as a sixth-grade student with Prospect Valley Elementary, graduating from Wheat Ridge High School, and completing a degree in Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University.

Paige has worked at the Foundation for almost two years and truly understands the phrase of “do what you love, and you will never work another day in your life.” Paige, formally the Marketing and Development Manager, has a passion for impacting this program. Paige chaired the committee responsible for creating the Youth Advisory Board, worked alongside Shannon in the creation of the Outdoor Lab Legacy Society and found new innovative ways to allow everyone to have their impact on Outdoor Lab, like the $5 Club.

Paige is truly honored and humbled as she takes on this role. She can’t wait to continue to impact Outdoor Lab, the program that changed her life forever.

Want to get to know Paige? Call or email her today! You can reach her at or call 720-403-8241.


Your generosity is astounding...

The Outdoor Lab Foundation is taken back by the generosity shown through this past holiday season. We received countless year-end contributions from amazing donors just like YOU. 

We can't believe the amazing momentum we saw in 2018...
• The greenhouse classrooms were completed, and testing of the stewardship and sustainability curriculum is underway.
• Our first ever Youth Advisory Board was created and 12 amazing young leaders in the community are impacting Outdoor Lab High School Leaders before, during and after Outdoor Lab.
• The inaugural class of 23 Outdoor Lab Legacy Society members were inducted and 18 new members are to be inducted this coming spring.
• YOU were a part of our biggest After Dark yet, raising over $150,000 for Outdoor Lab. 
• The Youth Advisory Board in partnership with the Foundation launched the Outdoor Lab High School Leader Scholarship. TWO, $2,000 scholarships will be given out in May to eligible Jefferson County Students.

Because of YOU 2018 was an incredible year for Outdoor Lab. Thank you!


Is your organization looking for refreshed volunteer and team building opportunities?

As a new year is upon us we can't help but think of creative new ways for your organization to give back to the local community. Did you know that we offer corporate volunteer days that are not only great for giving back, but for team building!

If you are interested in learning more about a corporate volunteer day and would like to see if it may be a fit for your organization, please visit our website. 


Groove Auto is doing amazing impact in the community...

Groove Auto, a community champion sponsor of Outdoor Lab, is doing some amazing things in our community through their Drive For Education program. Be sure to check out their website for more information. 


Local CPA firm, Redpoint Financial Group, donates holiday contributions to Outdoor Lab!

A local CPA firm, filled with Outdoor Lab alumni, made the holidays quite special this year for the Outdoor Lab Foundation. They made our organization their charity of choice and spread holiday cheer through giving back to Outdoor Lab, this beloved 62-year old program. 

It is because of amazing community organizations like Redpoint Financial Group that this program continues to thrive! Thank you for leaving your footprint on Outdoor Lab. 


The High School Leader Scholarship is available!

The Outdoor Lab Youth Advisory Board has been guiding the Outdoor Lab Foundation staff and Board of Directors on how to best serve the High School Leaders and interns who give so much of their time to the Outdoor Lab program. Their mission is to impact high school leaders before, during and after Outdoor Lab. The Youth Advisory Board advised the Outdoor Lab Foundation staff and Board of Directors that a lasting impact for these students would be to provide a scholarship.

The foundation on behalf of the Youth Advisory Board will be offering two, $2,000 scholarships. Be sure to check out this article for more information. 


NEW Spirit Wear Gear Available! 

Many students are “gearing” up for their upcoming Outdoor Lab adventure and we have awesome Spirit Wear options to commemorate the week-long experience at Mount Evans or Windy Peak!

 We’re excited to announce NEW gear options including ball caps and sunglasses, revamped versions of our beanie and water bottles, along with the return of our favorite royal blue t-shirts and hoodies. Make a donation and proudly show your support for Outdoor Lab.