The Mission (formerly known as Eco Lands) is Outside Lands’ cause-oriented space within the festival, dedicated to helping patrons discover, learn more about and get involved with local, difference-making organizations. Each year, The Mission is transformed to raise awareness about a specific cause and this year’s focus is on violence prevention. The cause is selected by the festival community, ensuring that it resonates with the values and concerns of the attendees. While The Mission has a new focal point each year, it will continue to house all of the cause-based organizations involved with Outside Lands Works, and we will continue to invest in music and arts education programs and foster the long-lasting relationships with non-profits we have worked with year after year.
United Playaz is a violence prevention and youth development organization that has worked in San Francisco for 25 years. The UP Clubhouse is located in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa district. Our dedicated team share similar backgrounds with the youth we serve, and we work with the key insight that communities prosper from within. We provide our kids with a safe and positive environment in which they can grow. Our goal is to maintain a consistent ‘home’ that most of our kids lack in other facets of their daily lives.
Since 1991, as mentors, youth leaders, counselors, case managers, intervention specialists and violence interrupters, we at Youth ALIVE! have worked to help violently wounded people heal themselves and their community. Our mission is to break the cycle of violence and uplift a thriving community of leaders rooted in Oakland and beyond through prevention, intervention, healing and advocacy.
The mission of Fireside Project is to help people minimize the risks of their psychedelic experiences in ways such as providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research, while embracing practices that increase equity, power sharing, and belonging within the psychedelic movement.
For over 50 years, Huckleberry Youth Programs has partnered with Bay Area teens and families to overcome adversity. Huckleberry strengthens families and empowers young people with services that promote safety in times of crisis, physical and emotional health and well-being, social justice in communities facing inequity, and educational success.
The mission of Sunset Youth Services is to foster long-term stability and growth in in-risk* youth, young adults, and families through caring relationships and supportive services. This goal is based on the simple belief that youth are inherently worthy of dignity and respect and have the potential to positively contribute to their communities when their real needs are met.