Since our founding in 1993, we’ve believed that no matter what social, societal, or economic barriers exist—every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. We start with powerful outdoor experiences. Because it’s on the slopes or the trail that kids unearth the courage to step outside of their comfort zones, discover new strengths within themselves and develop lifelong skills. Through our proven curriculum, we empower kids in our communities to discover their true potential.
SOS Outreach changes young lives through a proven curriculum that combines the support of caring adults, outdoor opportunities, and service and leadership development needed to become successful adults.
Everything we do at SOS points back to our single main objective: help kids thrive. Not just survive — truly thrive. And it starts by leveling the playing field. By providing the right mix of inputs to give our kids an equal — or better — chance at success. Through a structured mentor-driven program set in the outdoors, the SOS curriculum instills core values (courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion, humility) and develops critical life skills necessary for their success both now, and in the future.
Since 1993, SOS has reached over 70,000 kids across 15 communities at 22 mountains in 9 states through 15,000 volunteers. That’s more than 2 million hours of outdoor adventure and 250,000 hours of service total. And that’s just the beginning.
When we all get behind a singular purpose—to change lives for kids in our communities—our impact is infinite. Join the SOS family, made up of generous donors, committed partners, inspiring mentors, and dedicated volunteers. Together, we encourage youth to unlock the potential that’s already inside of them and discover endless possibility.
Make a gift to help youth discover a new side of themselves they didn’t know existed — a side that can do anything, especially overcome their circumstances and come out on top.
Being a positive mentor is one of the most fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You can help shape a child’s future in your community.