4% of $5,000 goal
Since 2014, Home Base Ranch has served at-risk teens and pre-teens with social & emotional issues that prevent them from succeeding at school. Our facilitators each have over 25 years' experience facilitating and coaching people of all ages through difficult periods in their lives. We are proud that over 90% of our at-risk mentees successfully return to their mainstream classes.
Our local population includes 12.2% of families living in poverty. 38.6% of our population identifies as a race other than white. We provide mentoring programs (free of charge) for teens & preteens whose families cannot afford private services & are at-risk of failing or school expulsion.
The two core components of our program are
1. Equine assisted learning - We have our mentees work with our six aging rescued horses. Working with 1,000-pound animals requires self awareness & emotional regulation. Mentees learn to be assertive, calm & kind with horses – skills transferable to human interactions.
2. Facilitated integration groups - We sit in circles where mentees learn to identify & state what they are feeling, resolve conflicts, & practice the interpersonal skills learned by working with the horses.
Your donation will support program expenses such as horse care, mentor compensation & necessary materials / supplies.