Our goal is to engage Youth in the process of evolving into their true potential! We've combined a developmental curriculum with growth mindset activities and ongoing empowerment events to provide a place where Youth and their families will thrive.
We make sure that this learning carries over!
We will gladly include a parent or guardian to join their Youth for any Curriculum at NO EXTRA CHARGE!
This is a unique opportunity to connect, understand & support the learning
"I love how all of the activities parallel back to real life lessons. I see the full value in this. So many skills are enhanced & at the end you leave feeling accomplished & more confident!"
FCSS Youth Centre Coordinator Sylvan Lake
LET'S GIVE OUR YOUTH EVERY CHANCE
Kids face many challenges so feeling confident in their own abilities makes all the difference to the outcomes of those challenges. Youth who learn to regulate their emotions and utilize their strengths for success are not easily affected by negative input because they have boundaries to resist compromise, insecurity or guilt. Now think about their mindset. They can learn skills but if their internal voice keeps telling them that they are not good enough or that they are victims or that that are entitled to their anger then they will struggle to move forward and enjoy their true potentials.
Through our amazing skills development programs, Youth will engage in a unique learning environment to develop solid skills for life! They will learn to make positive choices by working in a 'cause and effect' environment alongside a horse who depends on clear communication and leadership. Throughout the programs, Youth will learn self awareness and build confidence by learning appropriate assertiveness, problem solving, respect for themselves and others, trust, teamwork, and so much more!
We reinforce this ™ Building Block © Program of solid skills development with Growth Mindset practices that give Youth even more tools for success! Gratitude, working through fears and goal setting are a few of the topics that are introduced to enhance learning objectives throughout the curriculum. We plant the seeds to develop positive thought processes in a fun, interactive setting that keeps Youth open and engaged with the learning.
Our interactive 8 & 12 week curriculum programs, as well as our workshop events for Youth, are specifically designed to ensure the learning and retention of necessary life skills to aid in each Youth's personal growth. It is an excellent approach to teaching that gives your Youth an experience to pull from when they are faced with choices and challenges. By consistently paralleling working with their teachers, the horses, back to everyday situations, our facilitators ensure that Youth understand how to carry their learning forward.
TEACH THEM TO THINK, TO PROBLEM SOLVE
One of the many bonuses of working with horses vs a classroom setting, is the component of interactivity. We all learn differently, but we can all take away lessons that we learn through our experiences. As the only Internationally Recognized Equine Assisted Learning Program in Canada, each of our exercises is custom designed to maximize learning potential and focus on developing individual skills as they work through fun, interactive group challenges.
This specific life skills development program is as an important educational tool that helps to develop empathy and kindness as well as to combat:
Poor communication skills
Inability to work with others
DEVELOP COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP SKILLS.
When Youth are the leaders of their own lives they are not easily affected by negative influences
Through a safe learning environment that responds to each Youth's strengths and limitations while supporting individual growth
Youth who develop strong interpersonal skills engage positively within their communities
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAVE WITH CONFIDENCE & SKILLS TO:
Develop & maintain healthy relationships
Accept responsibility and accountability
Overcome barriers to find change
Be encouraged to be creative and innovative
Find opportunity in working together
Realize the benefits associated with effective communication
Recognize the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity
And so much more!
"I learned to communicate better with my teammates. I also learned that the horses are just like people and need to be comforted just like humans. They need trust and connection too. They are also very comforting to come to. I learned that you can have very close relationships and a very strong friendship."
Boys & Girls Club - Red Deer
HOW DO WE PREPARE OUR YOUTH
FOR THE FUTURE?
Instill a GROWTH MINDSET that seeks to learn and empower
Identify the personal VALUES that give each Youth strength & purpose
Teach them to COMMUNICATE honestly, accurately and with respect
Build their CONFIDENCE so that it positively affects all of their relationships
CURRICULUM PROGRAMS AVAILABLE