The Mapleton SOS program is dedicated to serving and inspiring youth. We work in conjunction with the nonprofit SOS Outreach. SOS teaches core values, provides adult mentoring and creates community outreach opportunities through adventure sports and service learning. SOS aims to build protective factors and resiliency characteristics in youth through our Learn to Ride and Mentor programs.
Who can participate?
Mapleton SOS is first available to all Mapleton 7th and 8th grade students through the Learn to Ride Program (LTR). Students who complete LTR become eligible for the SOS University Program for the remainder of their Mapleton career.
Students must apply for the LTR program in middle school. Applications are usually distributed in October and the LTR program is held in December.
The SOS Mentor Program (formally the University Program) is a year-round program beginning in October. Students in this program meet together at least once a month to complete service learning projects or snowboard as a group. Most other events are set within small groups.
For more information contact Sergio Panelo.
Students in the SOS program are expected to complete all the required elements (service learning projects, ride days, meetings). Furthermore, SOS students are expected to maintain good academics, behavior and attendance in order to participate.
The LTR program costs students $25 and the Mentor program costs $150-$250.
2019-20 SOS Schedule:
The following dates are the schedules for the 2019-20 SOS season.
SOS LTR Dates:
- December 6th-8th, 2019
- December 14th-15th, 2019
SOS Mentor Program:
- December 14th, 2019
- January 11th, 2020
- February 8th, 2020
- March 7th, 2020
- April 4th, 2020
- April 11th, 2020 (makeup day only)