Our Equine Mentorship Program began with the idea that we wanted to support young people to explore the possibilities that horses offer as a career path. We initially started this program informally, but it has now grown to include a partnership with the Department of Vocational Rehab and The School and Work Alliance Program. Starting at the age of 15, youth who have experienced challenges in their academic career or life are eligible for support in building job and career skills. These youth are referred through the Career Center, School Counselor, or other individuals. Our facility offers trained mentors who work with young people one on one to allow them to experience and build skills related to animals and the horse industry. Working with horses naturally helps individuals build better communication skills, relationship skills, and confidence, so this program can be useful even if youth do not end up pursuing a career with horses. If you know of a young person who could benefit from this program, please do not hesitate to contact us