Each year, a group of young high-school people and adult mentors from a broad range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds engage in a demanding six-month program. Program participants meet twice weekly from January through June, with weekend activities rotating between intensive service-learning projects and snowboarding, hence the Service Board. Weeknight curriculum addresses five core competencies: self-knowledge, ethic of service, the arts, job-readiness, and civic leadership. Music, snowballs, fresh food, and a sense of community are the common threads that tie the program together. In accordance with our unique mentoring model, each mentor serves the program rather than an individual teen, giving our students a range of strengths and resources from which to draw. The Service Board emphasizes the importance of youth empowerment and healthy, sustainable decisions to educate tomorrow’s leaders.