Vail Valley snowboard students graduate Saturday |

Vail Valley snowboard students graduate Saturday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” SOS Outreach, a program that tries to help Eagle County students improved their grades by learning to ski or snowboard, holds its largest-ever graduation Saturday at Eagle Valley High School.

SOS Outreach will graduate 125 students who have spent four years in its University program, which includes community service, mentoring by adults and health clinics.

“University develops dedicated community members,” said Jodi Link, SOS Eagle County University Coordinator.

University is a follow-up to the first-year, five-day Learn to Ride program. SOS tries to teach kids to make good decisions, get involved in their community and do well in school, Link said.

Each year in the university program the student five days on the mountain and many days off the mountain. Students have volunteered for the Eagle River cleanup and made Thanksgiving baskets for the Salvation Army.

“These kids are incredible,” said Sienna Shaw, SOS Mentor. “They started out by learning how to ride and developed into young people who contribute to our valley. They are an inspiration for us all.”

For more information about SOS, call 926-9292 or visit

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