Friends of Laughing Buck Farm is excited and pleased to offer a 3 week pilot curriculum for LGBTQ+ youth (age 10-18) focused on social/emotional learning and emotional resilience by connecting with an equine in a therapeutic environment.
Engender, def. Verb: to be produced or caused; come into existence. To bring to fruition. To become. To cultivate.
Youth in our community who are LGBTQIA+ are some of the most at-risk. EnGender™️ is an equine-assisted therapeutic program that serves the unique social and emotional needs of LGBTQIA+ youth while maintaining an inclusive, open, therapeutic environment through working on leadership, friendship, and connection with equines, both on the ground and in the saddle.*
Our themes will come from the letters in the word GENDER. G-Getting to Know You, E-Emotions, N-Now (Be in the Now), D-Developing Trust, E-Empathy, R-Resilience.
Cost: $270.00/session. Participants capped at 4 students max, social distance protocols will be adhered to and masks required when in close proximity. 9:30-11:30 AM Thursday mornings, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
To participate: students must be LGBTQIA+, be willing to commit to a 3 week, 2 hr lesson a week course, and have all pertinent paperwork and releases filled out. Must wear all safety equipment and appropriate, comfortable clothing for being around farm animals and out in the weather.
* Weight limit is 180 lbs for riding. Participants over the weight limit can still participate on the ground in all activities.
INTERESTED? SEND AN EMAIL HERE AND WE WILL SEND YOU THE CLASS APPLICATION.