Contact: Lynne Borden
Spirit of the Sun (S.O.S.) is a five-year dynamic program that engages youth and fosters partnerships with adults in the community to address community issues. Our program model of civic engagement is based on the work of the Youth Leadership Development Initiative (YLDI), combining both civic engagement practices and youth development principles. S.O.S. actively engages youth in a comprehensive civic engagement process that prepares young people to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for fulfilling contributing lives.