In partnership with the St. Thomas Academy ski team, Neighborhood House had 41 Youth participants hit the slopes for an unforgettable day of skiing.
The day was both filled with joy and successes as the young people were able to experience playing outside in a new way. Children attended from 8 different schools and spent their time falling, cheering, and laughing at each other as they all tried something new and thrilling.
“I had a brief ‘teacher blink back those tears moment,’ when I realized it was the first time in almost two years, that I got to see a group of smiling kids, without masks,” Sara Jochems, a youth literacy teacher at Neighborhood House said.
The outdoor ski day event is something the St. Thomas Academy ski team now plans to do every year with the Youth at Neighborhood House and in the community.