Reach Outside Downhill Skiing Event

Reach Outside is a new student organization at Michigan State University dedicated to helping underserved youth especially in the greater Lansing community experience all that outdoor sports have to offer.  We coordinate and provide volunteers for outings that encourage young teens to get outside into Michigan’s great outdoors, learn new skills, grow as individuals, gain confidence in themselves, and interact with positive role models.  

In mid-March, we will be taking 26 teenagers from Upward Bound downhill skiing at Mt. Holly. Upward Bound is an MSU-sponsored organization that prepares motivated high school students from low-income or traumatic backgrounds to pursue college-level studies. Through this event, we are offering the opportunity for youth to try something new, exciting, and challenging that they may not otherwise ever try because of the monetary barriers to entry.  Reach Outside will pay for lift tickets, ski rentals, a one hour lesson, transportation, dinner and snacks, making it completely free for all youth involved. Since downhill skiing is an expensive activity, we are asking everyone to please consider donating so we can make this event happen. 

Here is the cost breakdown for this event:
-$35 per participant ($840)
-$450 transportation (with a discount from Dean's Transportation)
-$100 lunch and snacks
TOTAL: $1425

To learn more about Reach Outside, check out our website We thank you in advance for your contributions in making our downhill skiing event incredible for all involved.


  • william Hagan 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Anne and Brian Riddering 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Patricia Hagan 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Rachel Draeger 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • James Ryan 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Reach Outside 
East Lansing, MI
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