December 2023 Texas Monthly Magazine

We are honored to be featured as the cover story in the December 2023 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Read the full story.

2023 Texas Outdoorsman of the Year

Leon A. McNeil was chosen Texas Wildlife Association’s Outdoorsman of the Year with honors on October 10, 2023. In addition to his teaching career, Leon is the founder and driving force behind City Kids Adventures, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide underprivileged children with enriching experiences and opportunities. Through this organization, Leon and his family empower young individuals to explore the world beyond their communities, fostering curiosity, resilience, and personal growth. City Kids Adventures offers a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and mentorship opportunities, serving as a beacon of hope and opportunity for countless children in the San Antonio area. Read more about Leon’s award.

Magazine Articles

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
As middle school teachers, Leon McNeil and his wife, Leticia, see a lot of kids who don’t have a sense of hope, so they decided to give them the outdoors, too. Read more in Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
Texas Parks and Wildlife Executive Director Carter P. Smith writes about the McNeils in Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
The McNeils pay it forward by connecting city kids to outdoor activities. Read the article in Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine.

Texas Land Magazine
Texas coach Leon McNeil inspires youth with outdoor adventures. Read the article from Texas Land magazine (PDF).


Texas Deer Association
The Texas Deer Association interviews City Kids Adventures. Watch the video on YouTube.

Fox News 29
Fox 29 reporter interviews the McNeils and their random act of kindness. Watch the video on YouTube.

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Television Show
TPWD Television follows City Kids Adventures on a kayak trip on the San Antonio River.
Watch the video on YouTube.