SOS engages over 200 kids and teenagers annually from Incline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Tahoe City, Tahoma, and Truckee while operating programs at Northstar, Palisades, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Rose. Our proven, multi-year curriculum focuses on mentorship, outdoor adventure, community service, skill building workshops and career development all year long.
GIVE BACK TAHOE
Share the gift of mentorship this giving season!
local kids and teens (3rd-12th grade)
felt like they were an important part of a team
community service hours performed annually
Emiliano first stepped into a pair of skis with SOS in 2014. Although he’s now switched over to snowboarding, his passion for helping others in SOS remains stronger than ever. “Emiliano is definitely a rockstar,” says North Lake Program Manager, Heather Schwartz. “He is a serious student in school, a committed soccer player, and he always shows up to program days with a positive attitude, desire to engage, and willingness to help.” As a Jr. Mentor, Emiliano served as a role model for younger SOS participants. His leadership skills, charisma, and all-around positive attitude embody so much of what SOS stands for. Emiliano is now attending collage at Swarthmore and using the skills learned in SOS to study engineering. Emiliano hopes to volunteer with SOS when he’s back home over school break. “It’s been such a pleasure to have Emiliano in our SOS community,” says Schwartz, “I’m so excited to watch him continue to grow and look forward to keeping him engaged in SOS”.
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, participants continue outdoor activities, grow tangible life skills, perform community service, and put the core values to practice with peer groups.
HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND
Youth have opportunities to apply the skills they’ve developed by engaging as Junior Mentors, with the Career Development Program and with the organization’s Alumni Network.
- The Career Development Program Launches in Tahoe
- Sierra Sun: SOS Outreach Partners with Northstar California
- Sierra Sun: Truckee’s Quintero Designs Custom Nordica Skis to Raise Money for Youth
- Backpacking with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
- Northstar Career Development Site Visits and Interviews
- New Horizons: SOS Grads Head to College
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR GIVE BACK TAHOE NOV 28-DEC. 31!
YOUTH AGENCY PARTNERS
Incline Elementary School
Incline Middle School
Kings Beach Elementary
North Tahoe Middle School
North Tahoe High School
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Alder Creek Middle School
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Roger Corbett Elementary
Washoe County Social Services