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Youth Programs

Your Donation Helps Support the Following Youth Programs
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After School Ski & Ride Program  
Groups from more than 40 schools come to Mt. Ashland to experience the challenge of learning and conquering our slopes.  The goals of the program are to help kids make new friends, build self-confidence by learning a lifelong sport, get exercise in the fresh air, gain an appreciation of the mountain environment, and learn about safety and ski area etiquette.  Mt. Ashland provides this program at a highly discounted rate so that the program is accessible by the average family.   Ski Bus ASYP
By providing financial assistance opportunities, Mt. Ashland reaches out to hundreds of additional kids that could not otherwise afford to attend the program.  Mt. Ashland supplies a minimum of $20,000 in financial assistance annually for this program.
Youth Summer Service Environmental Camps
Winner of the Silver Eagle Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, Mt.Ashland’s Youth Summer Service Program reaches out to middle school students from around the Rogue Valley.  Each student comes to Mt. Ashland for a week in thesummer to learn and engage in hands-on stewardship of the alpine environment.  Students participate in a variety of erosion control projects and environmental education activities.   YSSP Water Bar Crew
The program provides a young group of skiers and snowboarders, who generally view the ski area in a utilitarian way, the opportunity to develop a greater awareness of ski area operations and environmental stewardship.   After successfully completed the program, students receive a $100 credit towards a season pass.  Mt. Ashland donates approximately $7,500 in costs to operate this program.
7,500' Crew

It is Mt. Ashland's workplace experience program for teens between the ages of 14 and 18.  7500' Crew members become employees of Mt. Ashland in a unique apprenticeship program which allows them to work up to eight Saturday or Sunday mornings, and then ski or snowboard in the afternoons.  Students in the program receive pay for their morning duties, as well as many of the benefits offered to regular Mt. Ashland employees.  These benefits include discounts on food and retail items, free rentals, free group lessons, free lift privileges on the days they work and shuttle transportation from Ashland.

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Special Olympics  
Special Olympics is an international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.  By hosting Special Olympic athletes from Southern Oregon, Mt. Ashland donates over $3,500 in services.
Candle Lighters  
The Candle Lighters Childhood Cancer Foundation National Office was founded in 1970 by concerned parents of children with cancer.  By hosting the local chapter of this organization, Mt. Ashland donates over $1,500 in services for their fieldtrip to Mt. Ashland.
 

 
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