City Slickers, Inc
City Slickers, Inc
20 Wolf Hill Road #7A
Wolcott CT 06716
Tax ID/EIN: 30-0053222
Year Founded: 1993
Last Updated 2011-06-10
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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 utilizes another organization or organization(s) with direct responsibility for the care of horses to provide its services.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
City Slickers, Inc, is a multicultural diversity awareness program whose mission is to inspire youth toward positive futures by working with horses to develop a variety of skills and behaviors necessary to educational achievement and successful lives. To teach youngsters about horses and at the same time helps the students develop in educational and social areas. Horses are used to build riding skills. This process helps youngsters improve both educationally and socially. Horses provide a common link for students who differ racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically to work collaboratively in program activities and projects.
To provide 15-18 year-old youngsters with job training opportunities and stipends for working in our program; as junior staff, camp CITâ€™s, vo-ag workers and peer leaders who work alongside our senior staff to earn a stipend and learn the responsibilities and dynamics required in job positions and careers they may choose to pursue.
To help youngsters build character, acquire self-discipline and increase self-esteem. The carefully tailored curriculum promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills that develop as children team together to complete program tasks.
To learn the process of making good choices and friendships, while vital to all youth, is a particular benefit for the participating inner-city youth.
To help students learn anger management, responsibility and consideration for others, and they learn to and the benefit of following rules and trusting authority. For the inner-city youngsters itâ€™s an opportunity for them to leave the city and enjoy a healthy and positive alternative to their daily exposure to gangs, violence and drugs.
To create an enjoyable learning dynamic while working with and riding horses, so that youngsters reinforce and build language, reading, writing, math, science, social studies and technology skills in a very structured academic program.