About our Core Program
Each year, the Service Board brings together a group of high-schoolers and adult mentors from a broad range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds to engage in a demanding six-month program. Program participants meet twice weekly from January through June, with weekend activities rotating between intensive service learning projects and snowboarding, hence our name: the Service Board.
The Core Program curriculum addresses five core competencies:
- Ethic of Service
- The Arts
- Civic Leadership
Music, snowballs, fresh food and a sense of community are the common threads that tie the program together. In accordance with our unique mentoring model, each mentor serves the program rather than an individual teen, giving our students a range of strengths and resources from which to draw. We emphasize the importance of youth empowerment and healthy, sustainable decisions to educate tomorrow’s leaders.
- tSB meets every Saturday & Wednesday from late January – early June.
- On Saturdays, we alternate between community service and shredding mountains!
- If you can’t make the time commitment or miss the application period to participate as a youth or mentor, please consider joining us as a volunteer/guest. Guest fee is $35 and we provide the gear, lesson, lift ticket and transportation.