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Being the Change, Inc.



Being the Change, Inc.
2030 W Baseline Rd #182-216
Phoenix AZ 85041
602-369-3482

Physical Address:
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.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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.

Horse-related programs:
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.

Non-horse-related programs:
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.


Volunteer Opportunities


Program Manager
Minimum Age: 18
We are seeking a few qualified volunteers to assist us with managing our service program on a daily basis at our two locations (South / North Phoenix) during our season (October to April). You would be assisting with tracking youth participation, skill advancement, scheduling, task management and volunteer management.

Stable Management Instructor
Minimum Age: 18
We are seeking volunteers that are able to assist with teaching children ages 8-18 all the basics of stable management – from mucking stalls, to feeding schedules, to cleaning tack, etc… Spanish language speakers a plus! Program is schedule weekday evenings and weekend days from October to April at two locations – South Phoenix or North Phoenix.

Riding Instructor
Minimum Age: 18
We are looking for volunteers that are able to assist with riding instruction on weekday evenings and weekends at our two facilities. Volunteers will be working with children ages 8-18 of various riding abilities. Spanish language speakers a plus!

Wish List Items


Polo Tack
We would love polo tack, either player or horse, for our students to use as they learn the sport. Knee pads, boots, mallets, bridles, wraps, saddles, etc...

We are a 501c3 with ability to appraise donations greater than $5,000

Polo School Horses
We are in need of Made Polo horses for our polo school and interscholastic teams with students aged 8-18 years old. Looking for sound horses with a calm and manageable nature. We have several comfortable stalls available for donated horses and they would all be ridden, played and loved by our students and volunteers. We have ability to appraise horses valued >$5,000 for IRS tax deduction.

General Equine Tack
We would love any discipline tack for horses; boots, leg wraps, bridles, saddles, leads, etc...

We are a 501c3 with ability to appraise donations greater than $5,000

Foot Mallets
We can use foot mallets of any size for our students of various skill levels.

Riding Helmets
Youth riding helmets in good repair, all sizes needed.

School Horses
We need school horses (or any breed and discipline) that are dedicated to our students as they learn to groom, tack and ride. Looking for sound horses with calm and manageable nature. We have several comfortable stalls available for donated horses and they would all be loved daily by our students and volunteers. We have ability to appraise horses valued >$5,000 for IRS tax deduction.