Being the Change, Inc.
Being the Change, Inc.
2030 W Baseline Rd #182-216
Phoenix AZ 85041
34114 North 14th street,Phoenix,AZ 85085
Tax ID/EIN: 46-4520564
Year Founded: 2014
Last Updated 2016-01-20
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Why are we a Messenger?
The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.
Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.
80% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
We provide an educational program for urban youth to gain life skills through equestrian sports. Kids aged 8-18 with restricted access to horses (either economic or physical) join our program to learn how to groom, care for facilities and for horses in exchange for riding lessons and once developed, polo and other disciplines.
Children enter the program between ages 5-18 and are taught all aspects of caring for horses and their stabling facilities. Our curriculum is based on Pony Club lesson plans with the goal of producing graduates that are fully capable of securing employment in any equine industry. Students will be taught basics of equine veterinary and farrier skills. In exchange for their work efforts, children are given equal time learning to ride and compete in various disciplines with a focus on polo.\r\n\r\nWe would like to adopt sound horses of all talents - retired or washed out racehorses (more than 5 years old), trail horses, high-goal polo ponies past their prime all the way down to the \"just stand there calmly and be loved\" horses.
Children in the program are taught basic stable management skills such as equipment use & maintenance (trucks, trailers, tractors, forklifts) they will be taught basic accounting in order to maintain facility books, inventory and supplies. As our students age we will provide \"work stipends\" for non-paid apprenticeships with skilled labors such as farriers, welders, dentists, hauling and ranch foremanship. We will also provide tutoring services for those students at risk of falling below grade standards and for assistance in applying for college/scholarships and grants.