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oldlogoRezRIDERS Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization, based out of the Pueblo of Jemez in the state of New Mexico. It was founded as a program aimed at reducing the multitude of risk factors American Indian/Native American/Alaska Native, aka tribal youth and young adults face in their lives by embracing risks from a strength-based perspective. By experiencing multiple days of challenging extreme sports activity clusters, RezRIDERS (Reducing Risk through Interpersonal Development, Empowerment, Resiliency & Self Determination) works by shifting the focus from daily risky environments towards intense challenge through snowboarding, white-water rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, ropes courses and rock climbing. Culturally connected mentors participate alongside youth during all activities and while extreme sport industry professionals provide maximum safety oversight. Graduation from the 1-yr program requires youth, through dialogue and collective action; identify, design and implement a service project to addresses community issues.