About  sos  outreach

Since its founding in 1993, SOS has transformed the lives of over 65,000 underserved youth. While providing outdoor recreation experiences for that number of youth is impressive, it’s only a partial demonstration of our impact. Using a unique combination of outdoor adventure experiences, positive adult mentorship, and character and leadership development opportunities, SOS enables participants to unleash their potential to thrive. Serving roughly 4,000 youth each year, across 15 locations in 9 states, SOS provides opportunities for personal growth for the kids in our communities who need it most.

Our Core Values

Here at SOS, we’ve built our curriculum around six core values. As students progress through the program, they start to embody the core values and see the positive impact they have at school, at home, with their friends, and of course, on the mountain.

Courage Infographic, an SOS Outreach value
Wisdom Infographic, an SOS Outreach value
Discipline Infographic, an SOS Outreach value
Compassion Infographic, an SOS Outreach value
Integrity Infographic, an SOS Outreach value
Humility Infographic, an SOS Outreach value

Our History

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Our Board of Directors

SOS Outreach board of Directors

Kristin Kenney-Williams – Chair

Bobby Murphy – Secretary

Wendy Carey

Bill Cotton

Tod Francis

Phil Gosch

Rob Hofferman

Mike Lewis

Nate Fristoe – Vice Chair

Dave Portman – Treasurer

Andrew Littman

Jen McLaren

Michael Reger

Greg Sullivan

Lee Turlington

Alfredo Velasco

SOS Team

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SETH EHRLICH
Executive Director
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REBECCA GOULD
Development and Marketing Director
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ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
National Program Director
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KRISTINA CHESNEY
Annual Fund Officer
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THERESA PAPANDREA
Tahoe Program Director
Mia D'Angelo
MIA D’ANGELO
Foundation Relations Officer
Kate Rath (1)
KATE RATH
Summit County Program Manager
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BROOKE CARLSEN
Eagle County Program Manager
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ABBEY EDDY
Park City Program Manager
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AMINA HUGHES
North Lake Tahoe Program Manager
Alison Canavan
ALISON CANAVAN
Denver Program Manager
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JESSIE HOLTZ
South Lake Tahoe Program Coordinator
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KARI MILLER
Denver Program Coordinator
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PALMER DANIELS
Park City Program Coordinator
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LEAH WACHOWSKI
Summit County Program Coordinator
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COURTNEY WALTERS
Eagle County Program Coordinator
Heather Rogers
HEATHER ROGERS
Office Coordinator
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SCOTT PARTAN
Summer Program Director
Scott Schreiner
Office Administrative Assistant
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Join Our Team

Looking for an exciting new opportunity? Join our team at SOS Outreach for a chance to be part of a leading national youth-development nonprofit providing life-changing opportunities for youth.

Youth We Serve

At SOS Outreach, we work with underserved students ages 9-18 who exhibit early behavioral indicators that often lead to early substance abuse, teen pregnancy, dropping out, and other negative and risky behaviors. Through our time-testing screening process, we work with local schools to identify youths who are in challenging circumstances. Most of our participants have risk profiles that suggest social isolation (having few friends, being bullied and not engaging in outside activities) and lack of commitment to education (lack of academic goals, school focus and/or negative school behavior).

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Partners in our vision

Thank you to our major sponsors, foundation partners, and mountain resorts.

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A.V. Hunter Trust, Inc.

Adidas

Adolph Coors Foundation

Always Mountain Time

Barton Foundation

Beaver Creek Resort Company

Big Agnes

Chaos Hats

Colorado Health Foundation

Data Robot

Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation

El Pomar Foundation

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Furst Standard

Holden Outerwear, LLC

King County, WA

Lahontan Community Foundation Fund

Martis Camp Community Foundation

National Recreation Foundation

Odell Brewing Co

Optic Nerve Eyewear

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Peter Grant Johnson Foundation

Phunkshun Wear, LLC

Seirus Innovation

Select Surfaces

Share Winter Foundation

Sidney E. Frank Foundation – Colorado Fund

SmartWool

Solomon Fund of Park City Community Foundation

Spyder

Sweet Protection

Tahoe Donner Association

Tahoe Women’s Community Fund

Take The Magic Step Foundation, Inc.

The Anschutz Foundation

The North Face

The Summit Foundation

Town of Breckenridge

U.S. Bank Avon

United Way of Eagle River Valley

Vail Resorts, Inc.

Vail Valley Surgery Center, LLC

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Zeal Optics

*Partners listed provide at least $5,000 in support

Financials

Thank you to our major sponsors, foundation partners, and mountain resorts.