Growing teen leaders for the challenges of their future
This multi-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. We are aiming to launch our first teen program in 2023.
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 our wise herd 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 selves in all of these environments. 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 youth. 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 a child.
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.