What we do
We serve 5,000 at-risk youth between the ages of 8 and 18 annually. As a youth development non-profit, we use year-round, outdoor sports to engage underserved students in long-term mentor based relationships. Our core value curriculum integrates outdoor experiential learning, character development, community service, values-based leadership development, social justice advocacy, and peer mentoring. Through each of our programs, SOS participants are encouraged to transform themselves and others for the better using our six core values of courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion, and humility. SOS operates under special use authorization of the White River National Forest.