Your donations open doors for future leaders to learn:
Help us launch our suicide grief counseling program in a safe, socially-distanced manner so our community can move toward healing
Help us provide care, food, and shelter for our most valuable instructors: Our horses!
Help us put the last few welcoming touches on our ranch facility, so leaders will be inspired and energized.
Help us in delivering a program that will help at-risk teen girls to become leaders for themselves and in their communities
OUR COVID-19 REPONSE:
When First Nature Foundation launched in late 2017, we had a vision that our ranch in Harmony, Florida be a place where the past, present, and future of leadership come together for the dignity and benefit of all. We could never have foreseen that just before the ranch was ready to welcome current and future leaders of all ages to learn, the world would go into isolation in response to COVID-19.
We purchased the ranch property in late 2018 and have been developing it ever since. It was just an open field without even water or electric…minimal fencing and no buildings whatsoever. These past months, even through the pandemic, we have continued to evolve: Construction on our classroom barn and covered arena is complete and ready for programs, new gardens taken root and bloomed, and we are about to welcome new program horses to the herd. We have conducted many private individual tours to introduce people to the facility.
We believe that our mission to cultivate 21st Century Leadership is critical during this period of political and social transition. Core self-leadership and collective leadership skills are more important now than ever. Our board and staff are committed to adapting and finding new ways to offer our services to the community.
For example, we will be launching a grief counseling program for spouses and parents of suicide in the coming weeks. Ideally these sessions would take place in person, where participants can see each other’s full expressions in order to create connection. However, grief cannot wait, and neither can we.
We look forward to welcoming you safely to our campus soon. If you would be interested in scheduling a tour, please contact us!