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Decisions meets Personalized Learning

VSAC promotes Decisions as a Personal Learning Plan Resource In 2013, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 77, which requires that every middle and high school have a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) by September, 2018. One of the critical elements of the Student Profile component of the PLP is a written statement of Core Values. Legislation alone Read More…

Adventure Scholar update – Madelline Cecilia Dunn

A Spring update from 2017 Adventure Scholarship recipient Madeline Cecilia Dunn “I ski because it’s my deepest passion, not because I am searching for anything in particular. Through backcountry skiing and ski-mountaineering, I have discovered my career path as an avalanche instructor, ski-guide, and professional ski patroller. From waiting tables to hunting avalanches, my world Read More…

Madeline Dunn climbing

Flyin Ryan Awards at IFSA Jr. North American Championships

Flyin Ryan Awards presented at Snowbird On April 15, Karina Jorgensen-Fullam from the Whistler Freeride Club and Josh Gold of Squaw Valley Freestyle were each presented with Flyin Ryan Awards. Representing the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation was Bryan Salatino,  Flyin Ryan Coach and author of the Flyin Ryan Decisions Program for Teams. The Flyin Ryan Awards Read More…

Karina Jorgensen-Fullam and Josh Gold

IFSA Eastern Region/STEFT 2018 Flyin Ryan Awards

Flyin Ryan Awardees honored at Ski The East Freeride Tour Championships Jay Peak, March 18, 2018 – On behalf of the Flyin Ryan Foundation, IFSA Vice President and Flyin Ryan Coach Bryan Salatino presented the IFSA Eastern Region 2018 Flyin Ryan Awards to two worthy recipients, Jordan Conrad and Matteo Campbell. This award is presented Read More…

IFSA Freeride World Tour logo

Flyin Ryan rocks with raisedVT

Flyin Ryan & raisedVT Trucker Cap Our latest collaboration brings together two made-in-Vermont icons. For a limited time, you can show your support for the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation and all things 802 with our raisedVT co-branded trucker cap. Keep exploring life, one adventure at a time, with this stylish snapback trucker in black or Read More…

grey Flyin Ryan + raisedVT trucker hat

Aaron Rice World Record documentary

Short film tells the Aaron Rice story On January 1, 2016, Adventure Scholar Aaron Rice set out to achieve what no one had ever achieved; skiing 2.5 million vertical feet in a calendar year without the use of any mechanized uphill transportation. In other words, completely human powered. Aaron’s physical and emotional journey was recorded Read More…

Aaron descending Lanín volcano

The Story Behind the Image

The story behind this amazing image This image of Ryan launching into space has become synonymous with Ryan Hawks and the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. It also provided the inspiration for the Flyin Ryan logo, seen everywhere!  In the summer of 2010, Ryan Hawks was chasing his ski dreams while traveling and skiing around the Read More…

Ryan Portillo jump detail

Changing the lives of youth: your help matters!

  What does it take to transform the lives of young people?  What is the role of teachers and schools to help youth figure out: ‘Who am I? What is important to me? What are my true beliefs? How am I different from others?  What is the right path for me?’ Here at the Flyin Read More…

Student writes core values on poster

Freeskier on the Move

Adventure Scholar Tami Razinger update:   My name is Tami Razinger. I am a freeride skier living in Stowe, VT. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. In college, I was a part of the UVM Freeskiing Team, where my passion for skiing grew tremendously. I was able to Read More…

Tami Razinger

Love what we do? Tell the world!

Members of the Flyin’ Ryan online community:  If you love our work, please tell the world! Here’s your chance to help us make a difference. Your kudos (in the form of user reviews on social media) will help spread the word about what we do.  Reviewing a favorite nonprofit helps to establish credibility with participants and Read More…

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