Last weekend, students with the Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) woke up before sunrise and headed to Avon, CO to snowboard at Beaver Creek. Fourteen students represented GLC and shared group lessons with students from Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) as part of SOS Outreach’s SnowCore program. This program provides youth with a one day snowboard trip that includes professional instruction, equipment rentals, lift tickets, lunch, and winter clothing for the day.
For most of our students, this was their first time snowboarding. They spent the day learning how to balance, stop, and turn with the help of the resort instructors. No matter how many times they fell down, all of the students laughed and kept a positive attitude throughout the day. Those students with snowboarding experience were paired with an instructor that pushed them to grow their ability level and even learn some tricks. At the end of a very long day, each student walked away with new skills and a desire to go back.
With beautiful weather, great instructors, and a group of students that supported each other throughout the day, this event was one we will all remember for years to come. Who knew frozen water could be so much fun?
GLC has a different event every month. Learn about and sign up for future GLC adventures here!