SOS's summer backpacking trips provide an incredible environment for self-reflection and discussing core values. David Garcia is a Masters student who has been involved in SOS for six years. On his trip this summer, our guides talked to him about what SOS has meant for his life.
He explained that: "SOS has made me a better person. I'm now more rooted to their values, which are now mine.... During our peak ascent I did not think I could....make it....but through my new friends, through their help and support I made it the first year - the second year was the same. And now this year I was the one leading the group, and I was the one supporting them."
It has been an amazing summer full of moments like this - we are so impressed with the personal growth we've see in each of our students throughout the season. Thank you to everyone who makes this level of impact possible.