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Our Girls, Our Volunteers: Hundreds of Reasons to Celebrate

By the numbers
Sixty eight. Five hundred twenty four. One thousand six hundred and three. Wondering what these number represent? They’re the numbers of girls we served (through Joining the Herd and the Riding Academy), volunteers we recruited and champions (donors, volunteers) involved in our success. We achieved these milestones during our most recent fiscal year.

From struggle to success
When our girls come to us, the majority — 80 percent — has experienced neglect, abuse, broken families and other personal trauma. Many are failing school, depressed, struggling with substances and in trouble with the law.

When girls participate in our program, we see an improvement in their grades and behavior. And it’s in part because of the 400 volunteer hours donated per participant that our girls are able to turn their lives around. In case you missed it, in our previous post we talked about the impacts of intervention on our girls.

Looking to get involved?
Volunteers are an important part of our work and success. If you’ve been thinking about getting involved but want to see what’s going on before committing, think about participating in Farm Day.

At Farm Day, you can tour of the farm and/or work with other volunteers and our girls; it’s a great way to see how our farm works, what the learning environment is like and how our program operates.  Regardless of your skill level or set, there’s a project that’s perfect for you!

Farm volunteers who are 18 or older don’t need to be accompanied by an adult; if you’re a younger volunteer, you’ll need to be accompanied by a parent. If you prefer to volunteer to work with our girls rather than on the farm, you’ll need to be a high school graduate or over 20.

Interested in knowing more?
Have a look at our annual report for more about the organization.

And in the meantime, if you have questions or want to suggest a topic for an upcoming post, drop us a line info@corralriding.org.

Next up, we’ll talk dollars and cents. Watch for it in our upcoming post.

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