Detroit Horse Power's mission is to expand opportunities for underserved youth through the social-emotional skills we learn from horses: Perseverance, Empathy, Responsible risk-taking, Confidence, and Self-control. We remain committed to growing our free summer horse camps and after-school program to impact more Detroit youth in the year aheadmission is to expand opportunities for underserved youth through the social-emotional skills we learn from horses: Perseverance, Empathy, Responsible risk-taking, Confidence, and Self-control.
We remain committed to growing our free summer horse camps and after-school program to impact more Detroit youth in the year ahead! 🐴 ❤️
Posted by Detroit Horse Power on Monday, November 23, 2020
Perseverance. Empathy. Responsible risk-taking. Confidence. Self-control. These are the “PERCS” that come from working with horses, and these perks play a key role in the program at Detroit Horse Power. Founded in 2015 by former elementary school teacher David Silver, Detroit Horse Power’s program centers around teaching critical skills that will help set participants up for success later in life.
“Detroit Horse Power uniquely addresses two persistent problems facing the Motor City: the shortage of opportunities for metro Detroit’s vulnerable populations (especially children) and the abundance of vacant land,” the program’s website states. “Through riding and caring for horses in a safe and enriching space, program participants learn valuable skills that set them up for future success. Our facility, built on repurposed vacant land, will contribute to the city’s renewal and be a center for community events and equestrian services.”
Detroit Horse Power also created the PERCS Program to provide an educational after-school opportunity that has now grown to 30 youth members. You can learn much more about Detroit Horse Power and get involved by clicking here.
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