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24 Sep: Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jaqueline

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jaqueline Earlier this year, we put out an Alumni Survey to reconnect with some of our past…

11 Sep: Reflections From The Field: Backpacking In Yosemite

Reflections from the field. Backpacking in yosemite By Amina Hughes, North Lake Tahoe Program Manager “Between every two pine trees…

21 Aug: Reflections From The Field: Building Relationships In The Outdoors

Reflections From The Field: Building Relationships In The Outdoors By Brooke Carlsen, Eagle County Program Manager This past summer at…

19 Jun: Alumni Spotlight: Meet Austin

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Austin Earlier this year, we put out an Alumni Survey to reconnect with some of our past…

05 May: Alumni Spotlight: Meet Amelia

Earlier this year, we put out an Alumni Survey to reconnect with some of our past participants. Let’s just say, we have…

01 May: Industry Days Inspire Youth

This winter, SOS partnered with Vail Resorts mountains Heavenly, Northstar, Park City, Beaver Creek, and other corporate partners Loveland, Copper, and…

10 Apr: Graduation Celebrations!

As we wrap up our 25th season, we celebrate the culmination of our mentoring programs with graduation ceremonies across our…

01 Apr: Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jessa

Last month, we put out an Alumni Survey to reconnect with some of our past participants. Let’s just say, we have been overwhelmed…

15 Mar: Participant Spotlight: Meet Isabella

Meet North Lake Tahoe Junior Mentor, Isabella! Now in ninth grade, Isabella has been in SOS for seven years and…

31 Jan: 1,524 Kids On Snow At 19 Resorts

As our participants gear up for the largest week of winter programs, we are humbled and inspired by the unbelievable…

10 Nov: 25th Winter Season Underway

This month kicks off winter program registration across SOS locations! This winter, over 3,500 youth across the country will experience…

04 Sep: SOS Kicks Off its 25th Year!

As we enter our 25th year of changing the lives of youth, we take this moment to look back, celebrate,…

26 Jul: Staff Reflections: Summer Backpacking Excursions

Staff Contributor, Scott Partan The success and impacts of our backpacking trips has been absolutely amazing this summer season. During…

05 Jun: Gear Up For Summer Adventures

It was all smiles from the kids on the Colorado National Monument trips this May. Throughout the month, 6 elementary…

08 May: SOS Youth Shine on Mountain & In Classroom

This month, we celebrate SOS University participant Jorge, a ninth-grade student in Park City, who was selected as Utah Student of…

01 May: Staff Reflections: Special Times at the Colorado National Monument

Staff Contributor, Gillian Lane “Ok, where do I do go next?” asked 9-year-old Eduardo as he clung 15 feet up…

18 Apr: Youth Service Spotlight – Alexis from Incline Village

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f0NvY_e2FQ Alexis makes waves in Straw Request program in North Lake Tahoe

04 Apr: End of Season Celebrations

As the largest winter season in SOS Outreach’s 24-year history comes to a close, there is a lot to celebrate…

04 Feb: SOS Inspires Youth Off-Hill at Leadership Days

In the past month, SOS Outreach joined forces with Beaver Creek Resort and Copper Mountain to bring the first annual…

12 Jan: SOS Graduate Spotlight: Travis Tafoya

We caught up with SOS Outreach graduate, Travis to ask him about his experiences in SOS and the lessons he…

20 Aug: SOS Taps Into the Transformative Power of the River with O.A.R.S.

It’s not often that the opportunity to unplug from the hustle and bustle of life and connect with nature presents…

26 May: Guest Blog by Scott Partan: COLORADO MASTERS PARTICIPANTS BACKCOUNTRY EXCURSION

EAGLE AND SUMMIT COUNTIES, CO The mountains may be closing in Colorado, but for Colorado Masters students the season is far…

08 May: Summer Adventures Abound for SOS Youth

With a brief window between winter and summer programming, the SOS team is hard at work making final preparations for…

20 Apr: SOS Outreach Inspires the Next Generation of Community Leaders

Throughout the year, SOS University Year 4 participants explore leadership through experiential exercises aimed at defining and understanding their own…

12 Apr: SOS Outreach Celebrates Another Banner Winter Season

As the largest winter season in SOS Outreach’s history comes to a close, the organization is excited to announce that…

02 Feb: SOS Partners with Mt. Brighton to introduce the sports of skiing & snowboarding to Detroit area kids

MT. BRIGHTON, MI — Mt. Brighton announced today it will partner with the nationally acclaimed SOS Outreach organization for five…

01 Feb: Insider Access at SIA Tradeshow Engages SOS Youth in Snow Culture & Opportunties

DENVER, CO – The annual SnowSports Industries America (SIA) tradeshow is an opportunity for snowsports companies to showcase the styles,…

22 Jan: 50,000+ Youth In SOS Programs Since 1993 – Embarks on LARGEST Week of Programs Ever

VAIL, CO – Winter brings along with it another season of SOS Outreach outdoor adventure-based leadership programming, providing at-risk youth in…

15 Aug: Inaugural Industry Day

On Wednesday, August 12th, SOS Outreach held its inaugural Industry Day in Boulder, Colorado. A select group of 22 high…

20 Jul: Backpacking with SOS Outreach

Sara Henley is an AmeriCorps VISTA member with SOS. She recently joined our Masters students on their summer backpacking trip,…

05 Jun: A Week in the Life of Backyard Adventures

Ever wonder what an SOS summer program looks like? Join us as we take a sneak peek into a Backyard…

01 Jun: Local Partnerships Are The Key To Making Summer Programs A Success!

Since its inception in 1993, SOS Outreach has expanded upwards and outwards to provide long-term programming for underserved youth.  After…

05 May: Summer Kick-Off: Colorado National Monument

Here at SOS, we value getting outside, and think it is especially important for kids. That’s why we kick off…