Greater Fox River Valley Operation Snowball (GFRVOS) is a community-based, alcohol, tobacco and drug use prevention program focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives. The name originates from the idea that "If I can have a positive impact on you, you can have a positive impact on someone else and the effect snowballs." Out of this concept emerges "A Community of Caring" - the success of Operation Snowball.
Operation Snowball seeks to bring together high school youth and caring adults to develop a trusting relationship. It is founded on the belief that youth and adults can make responsible decisions when provided with factual information and an opportunity to develop an understanding of one's self and others.
Currently there are 12 participating high schools within Kane County. The group meets at the ROE every Thursday evening. Twice during the year they have a weekend event which has 150 student attendees. All events are co-sponsored and partially funded by the ROE.