We believe in the magic of the outdoors. We believe in trading screen time for more hikes, ski trips, bike rides, or just playing in the yard, even when the weather doesn't cooperate. But unfortunately, and for a number of reasons, a lot of kids are spending a lot less time in the outdoors today... and we are on a mission to help change that.
To do our part and give back, we have created a program called More Kids Outside™. We have big plans to grow and expand this program over the coming years but, to start, SHRED DOG will donate 1% of all sales to non-profit organizations that share our vision and mission to get more kids outside.
Many different studies have shown a number of benefits derived from children experiencing more time in the outdoors – better cognitive abilities, reduction in ADHD symptoms, more creativity, more resilience to stress and adversity, and of course the health and fitness benefits in an age of increasing childhood obesity. One study showed that youth today spend less than half as much time playing outside as their parents did and it’s not hard to see why, considering the struggle most parents have managing “screen time” in the home. And, for many families, even access to nature and/or the cost of some activities can present significant challenges and limit opportunities for a lot of kids.
We are currently gearing up to launch our first products for sale and, in parallel, evaluating organizations that we will support this year. If you share this passion, would like to get involved, or would just like more information about this program, please contact us today!
We will only send emails about once a week including things like access to pre-orders, exclusive offers, product education, and tips for getting outside.