Since 1993, SOS Outreach has cultivated a deep sense of belonging in kids and teenagers, helping them discover their future potential and impact on our world. SOS engages over 400 young people annually from Denver and other nearby Front-Range communities, while operating programs at Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Loveland, Keystone, and Copper.
OUR IMPACT IN 2023
local kids and teens from the Denver area
of youth report, “My SOS mentor(s) helped me to succeed in the things I did this past year.”
hours spent in workshops & performing community service
DELANEY MURO – 7-YEAR DENVER PARTICIPANT
Although she grew up in Denver with the mountains in view, Delaney had never given much thought to the opportunities that these snow-capped peaks presented. It wasn’t until joining SOS in 7th grade that she discovered the magic of snowboarding and the opportunities that extended from it. Through her 7 years in the program, Delaney became an experienced snowboarder, a fantastic Jr. Mentor, and a tenacious go-getter with a drive to constantly learn and grow.
In the summer of 2021, Delaney enrolled in SOS’s Career Development Program. Through this unique paid internship, Delaney was able to gain hands-on experience with the major apparel brand, Smartwool. From there, Delaney used this valuable experience to explore other incredible opportunities. In the summer of 2022, Delaney returned again to the Career Development Program for an internship with Tecnica Group. Immediately following that, she left to attend a summer physics course at Harvard.
“Delaney is very thoughtful, displays compassion and discipline, and is always the first to volunteer to help out,” says Denver Program Manager, Alison Canavan, “it’s pretty incredible to watch her use her experiences in SOS to pursue so many other amazing opportunities.”
Delaney is now a student at the Colorado School of Mines.
Kids are introduced to skiing or snowboarding through a one or two-day introductory experience.
LEARN TO RIDE
Kids learn a new outdoor activity and the importance of our six core values: courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, humility, and compassion.
With the support of a dedicated mentor and peer groups, participants continue outdoor activities, develop tangible life skills and perform community service year-round.
HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND
Junior Mentor, Career Development and Alumni programs are offered for additional leadership opportunities.
- November 9 – Chasing Powder Days w/ Joel Gratz and Powder7 – American Mountaineering Center – Golden
- December 5 – Colorado Gives Day
- December 15 – Little Machine Brewing
- April – End of Season Celebration
- Painting for Positivity
- Storytelling by Design: Women of SOS Create Limited Edition Nordica Ski
- From the Slopes to Harvard – Meet Delaney
- Denver Career Participants Get Folks Ready For Winter Selling Snowboards
- Denver Participants Wax their Skis/Boards in Prep for Winter
- Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver Hits the Slopes with SOS
YOUTH AGENCY PARTNERS
Mapleton School District
Boys & Girls Club Metro Denver
Peak Expeditionary School
Sheridan High School
STRIVE Prep SMART
Environmental Learning for Kids
Colorado STEM Academy
McAuliffe Manual Middle School
Colorado Young Leaders
Westminster Public High School