What we do
Here at SOS Outreach we do one thing: help kids gear up for life.
Born out of the idea of belonging, SOS Outreach is committed to creating a culture of community and empowerment where kids can discover their enthusiasm for life and learn the skills that they need to live it to the fullest and carve their own path.
From day one, consistent adult mentorship has been a central tenet of our programming. Through the relationships forged on the mountain, our kids learn what they are capable of and develop the confidence to share their new skills with the world.
SOS doesn’t just teach kids to ski, snowboard, hike, and camp. We inspire kids with a sense of purpose and confidence. It’s on the mountain that kids are able to connect with caring, committed adult mentors who help open their eyes to their own potential. The result is a sense of confidence and belonging that permeates all aspects of their lives.
Our multi-year programming combines outdoor activities with service-learning projects where youth can apply the core values and leadership skills they’ve learned throughout the program. Community service is an opportunity for our youth not only to give back to their communities but to learn about valuable community resources.
In 25 years SOS has grown exponentially, serving more than 65,000 youth across 15 locations in nine states. And, thanks to you, we are gearing up to expand our reach even further in the next 25 years.
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The support from our generous donors, committed partners, inspiring mentors and dedicated volunteers, allows these participants and graduates go on to be and accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible. And it all started on the mountain.
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