COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, the launch of this program has been delayed. We hope to host this program in Spring 2021. Our Board is committed to serving the community safely. Read more about our response here.
Teens Leading for Change
This ten-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.
The program will begin and end with weekend retreats at the ranch facility, and will feature weekly 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.