SOS Outreach Appoints New Director Seth Ehrlich
Last week, the Board of Directors of SOS Outreach announced the appointment of Seth Ehrlich to Executive Director of the youth development non-profit organization.
Ehrlich has served at SOS for nearly 10 years, most recently as interim executive director while the executive committee conducted a national search for its new leader.
SOS serves 5,000 youth participants every year nationally, including hundreds from Leadville and Lake County. The program has seen a 380 percent increase in youth served since 2005. During the recently completed 2014-2015 winter season, ski and snowboard participants increased to its highest number in the organization’s 20-year history.
Prior to being named interim executive director in the fall of 2014, Ehrlich served as vice president of operations and has been praised for staff development. SOS was awarded an unprecedented third term with AmeriCorps for exceptional recruiting, on-boarding and mentorship.
“I am very excited to continue my work with SOS and to support the difference that it is making in the lives of so many kids in multiple communities, across many states,” Ehrlich said.
Ehrlich has a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Edwards, Colo., with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.
About SOS Outreach: SOS Outreach is a national youth development non-profit that utilizes adventure sports to engage at-risk students in long-term mentorship relationships. The SOS curriculum encourages responsibility, self-confidence, service, and leadership skills by instilling six core values: courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion and humility. Since 1993, SOS has inspired positive decision making for healthy and successful lives. SOS currently operates at eight Vail Resorts mountains, and two Intrawest mountains, as well as Ski Cooper, near Leadville.