SOS Outreach begins a program at Sierra
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Thanks to sunny skies, Sierra-At-Tahoe and a program called SOS Outreach, a Colorado-based nonprofit that offers underprivileged kids the opportunity to learn outdoors sports, youth from the Sacramento area are learning to ski and snowboard while building character and self-esteem at the same time.
Ten students from Rise Community Service Center in Esparto, Calif., headed to Sierra-At-Tahoe March 19 to participate in day one of SOS Outreach’s Learn to Ride Program. In this five-week program, adult mentors work on introducing the organizations five core-values to the children: Courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. Throughout the day focus is on what it means to live those out, whether on the ski hill, or in their personal life.
“We are thrilled to be able to expose the mountains to students from the Sacramento basin,” said Justin Behravesh, SOS Program Manager. “Most of these students had never been snowboarding before this past Sunday, and to see them experience that for the first time is incredible.”
The five-week program takes place at Sierra-At-Tahoe who offered professional instruction for the program as well as donating lift tickets, equipment rental, and clothing.