After a long offseason, we are so excited to be back in the full swing of winter! Many of you will remember the excitement of going in to exchange gear and preparing for the first day on the mountain. This month, we celebrate programs in action across our locations. Now more than ever, our mission is essential in helping our kids overcome any obstacles that arise. While many organizations have been forced to stop, we're continuing to safely get kids outside, connecting youth with positive peer and adult mentors, and building critical life skills all while providing a supportive community and positive outlet during this challenging time.
Last weekend, we heard resounding gratitude and excitement from both parents and youth who are so grateful to have the opportunity to participate in our programs in-person. Across locations, our youth are experiencing a variety of learning situations, including some regions where school has been entirely virtual. The lack of social interaction is difficult for so many of our youth, so seeing the sheer joy of kids interacting with each other and their mentors in-person has been a highlight and has reinforced the importance of what we do.