SOS hosts ‘Shebang’ for Summit County youth
April 14, 2009
Every year participants in the SOS Outreach program in their third year of SOS have a community project they must plan and execute ” along with five on-hill ride days, one day of community engagement and two interactive lectures on nutrition and fitness. The year, three students have created a project centered on a community issue of their choosing. The goal is for the students to do all the planning themselves, with minimal guidance by the Sherpa (youth mentor).
SOS Outreach selects activities based on several tracks that have been targeted as “high need” within our community. These tracks are: environment, mountain resorts, service and health and wellness. At the end of Year Three, University students will have created their own community service project. They will be able to identify the elements of their project, including what worked and what didn’t work for their project, as well as why the project was important.
This year the youth have decided that drugs are a big issue in the community and have planned a “Substance-free Shebang” that will be taking place this Friday at the SOS office in Frisco. These SOS participants want to get youth together to educate them about the consequences of using drugs and alcohol. They want to let Summit County youth know that you can still get together and have fun in a drug-free environment. The youth have organized games, music and food in hopes of drawing a crowd on the 17th.