We are excited to launch this program in September 2021! 

Girls in Nature

Teens Leading for Change

Growing leaders

​This 4-week program will help teen girls who are currently in foster care in Osceola County and beyond to gain practical skills to lead the change they want to see in their own lives and in the world. Our first program is scheduled to start on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

The program will begin and end with weekend retreats at the ranch facility, and will feature weekly virtual group coaching sessions. This will make it possible for a girl to learn about herself and her leadership potential. She will experience all this in a wise "learning herd" made up of horses, other girls and other living beings in the natural setting of First Nature Ranch. Our program contributes to a girl's:

  • Experience of herself as part of nature not separate from it

  • Self-awareness and self-regulation in the face of difficulties

  • Finding her personal vision and acting on it

  • Noticing habits that get in the way of being her best self

  • Building a local community for social change

  • Feeling joy and hope in a world of urgent challenges

In the home, at school, and amongst each other, children are always learning and our programs aim to coax out their best.  

Our interactive, equine and nature assisted learning youth programs are specifically designed to ensure learning and retention of necessary life skills and promote personal growth. Our programs offer them an experience to refer to when they are faced with daily life choices. 

 

Horses and nature are ideal educational tools for use with children. Once a child is taught the basics of dealing properly with a horse, he or she can become the leader the horse seeks. When the horse feels safe and at peace with the child the horse willingly cooperates. The process of learning to lead is life-changing for the child.

Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.