Since 1993, SOS has transformed the lives of more than 60,000 underserved youth. Using a unique combination of outdoor adventure experiences, positive adult mentorship, and leadership development opportunities, SOS enables participants to unleash their potential to thrive. Serving nearly 5,000 youth each year, across 15 locations in 9 states, they provide opportunities for personal growth for the kids in the communities that need it most.
Kids learn to connect with their peers, mentors, and community through outdoor activities, all of which help them discover an unknown side of themselves. SOS inspires kids with a sense of purpose, ultimately preparing them with unique skills and strengths.
Students who might not have access to outdoor sports have the opportunity to learn new activities. Along the way they are mentored by adult volunteers, practice core values, take part in leadership workshops, and complete service learning projects. The SOS curriculum requires increased commitment each year, helping youth grow over time into healthy, confident, active members of their communities.