Reaching out to minority kids
Kudos to Vail Resorts for its support of the Alpino-East West Resorts youth outreach program during the 2007-2008 season. Vail’s generous contribution of scores of all-inclusive snow sports visits was critical to the work we’re doing to making the sons and daughters of Hispanic service workers feel like they are part of the thread of the community here in Eagle County.
We successfully reached out to children who would never have been able to enjoy the education, health and aspirational quality of a snowboarding and or skiing experience. And most importantly, we were able to provide those experiences in a culturally relevant context; one that values the growing importance of Eagle County’s growing Hispanic and minority school population and the uniqueness of coming of age in such a culturally and economically diverse community.