> SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a nonprofit organization, our programs build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. SOS is on pace to serve more than 4,500 youth across the nation in 2009-2010.SOS Outreach began as the Snowboard Outreach Society, before expanding to include skiing. This past winter, we began snowshoeing and telemark skiing programs as well. In January, we merged with Meet the Wilderness, which has served a similar demographic with outdoor sports since 1974. The merger means SOS Outreach is now a year-round, perennial organization that – in addition to snowsports – now includes activities like rock climbing, teams courses, hiking and camping.Each SOS program integrates the five core values of our organization: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom and Compassion. Our curriculum includes consistent adult mentors, community service opportunities, and the adult mentor relationships that are central to our programs.