CFECT Horse Sense Grant for Youth-at-Risk

High Hopes is honored to have received a $5,000 grant for our Horse Sense program from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT) supporting Childrens’ & Youth Programs for Norwich residents

Together with scores of charitably-minded individuals, families, businesses and civic organizations, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has awarded more than $56 million in grants and scholarships since 1983. In 2018 their generosity allowed CFECT to put over $6 million to work in Eastern Connecticut and beyond – a new grantmaking record, thanks in large part to their donor advisors who make a remarkable impact in our region and beyond.

Horse Sense is an Equine Assisted Learning Program for at-risk youth populations, focussing on community and self-development rather than horseback riding skills. The four-day camp includes daily interaction with our horses as well as team-building and communication activities to increase self-confidence, responsibility, and leadership potential. This camp serves youth in the New London and Norwich districts and is limited to 14 participants.

Horse Sense Camp: August 5 – 8, 2019

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Horse Sense Program is offered in conjunction with Eversource and the Community Foundation for Eastern Connecticut.

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