March 19, 2018

What Horses Can Teach Us: A Collaborative Program with Boys and Girls Haven

This fall, Maryhurst entered a partnership to bring the Boys and Girls Haven’s Equine Vocational Training Program to the youth participating in Maryhurst’s Day Program.

Maryhurst’s Day Program is one component of the agency’s independent living services, a set of programs that are designed to ease the transition into adulthood by offering training in job and life skills.

As part of the Equine Vocational Training Program, participants engage in both therapy and traditional skill-building. Through a curriculum of horse care, employability skills and positive character traits, kids in the program are learning the building blocks to career and life success.

Here’s more from the Boys and Girls Haven:

The program is organized into three phases. Students begin in phase one which focuses on using horses for therapy and teaching basic job skills. Once students have mastered basic job skills, they are free to move on to phase two, which pairs them with internships and skill-building opportunities. Students finish the program in phase three which focuses on securing and maintaining a job in the community.

More News Stories

Believing in the affirming power of art, Maryhurst Academy has completed a portrait painting project with students that’s exhibiting this month at...

We were thrilled to host much of the Miller family at our Residential campus in late June to celebrate the funds they raised at their inaugural...

The Maryhurst Executive and Development teams are thrilled to welcome Micah Jorrisch to the agency in the role of Vice President, Development and...

Thank you to everyone who came out to Maryhurst Renewal’s newly re-deigned office in the Portland neighborhood for its first open house event. ...