The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has released its annual Impact Report for the fiscal year 2023. In addition to the continued dedication to its mission and vision, NOLS also had the most successful years in fundraising, the highest in NOLS history, and a 48 percent increase over fiscal year 2022.
The NOLS Impact Report showcases the school’s incredible impact and success in providing outdoor education and leadership training. It features testimonials from students, alumni, and staff who share their transformative experiences and the valuable skills they gained through NOLS programs.
Some highlights of the 2023 NOLS Impact Report include:

Robust Wilderness Medicine Program

The Wilderness Medicine program continues to be a cornerstone of NOLS, boasting over 92,000 classroom days and 893 courses. More than 20,000 students participated in FY23, gaining critical skills and knowledge for outdoor medical emergencies.

Extensive Expedition Courses

NOLS conducted 394 expedition courses, totaling over 89,000 days in the field. These courses engaged 3,885 students, providing them with hands-on leadership and survival skills in various challenging environments.

Significant Scholarship Support

To broaden access to its programs, NOLS awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to over 900 students. This initiative ensures that financial constraints do not hinder passionate individuals from participating in transformative wilderness education.

Inspiring Testimonials and Impact

The report includes heartfelt testimonials from students, alumni, and staff, highlighting the profound impact of NOLS programs. These stories underscore the organization’s role in fostering leadership and personal growth through outdoor education.

Global Reach and Alumni Network

With 14 campuses across six countries, NOLS offers educational programs worldwide. Annually, over 28,000 students benefit from NOLS’s diverse offerings. The organization also maintains a vibrant alumni network of more than 360,000 members, reflecting its extensive influence and community support.

“While we are immensely proud of our achievements, we recognize that there is still much work to be done,” said Sandy Colhoun, President of NOLS. “Our commitment to empowering individuals and stewarding the wilderness remains steadfast. We will continue to evolve and innovate to meet the needs of our students and the challenges of our time, all of which makes what we teach in our outdoor classroom even more critical.”

For a detailed look at the NOLS 2023 Impact Report, visit the NOLS website.

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