Services

WHO WE ARE

PPS promote a sense of purpose and well-being it's designed to connect families and individuals that usually live in isolated situations. The goal is to connect individuals and Families and give them a sense of purpose as it relates to outdoor activities, horseback riding, feeding and grooming horses. All this AFTER they have finished their homework with the help of tutors and mentors.

The facility is home base to PPS which operates a First Serve program providing homework assistance and mentoring that promote life skills and character development through outdoor activities.

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Our Programs

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The after-school program - serves AV’s children in each of the fall and spring sessions. It includes homework assistance two hours/week and horse-riding instruction, health and life skills education three hours/week.  

The summer program - serves approximately 60 young adult 14-26 and includes academic tutoring 2 hours/week and horse-riding instruction, health and life skills education 4 hours/week.

Participants receive horse-riding instruction in one-on-one and clinic settings, and practice skills in team format play. They learn about rules of etiquette, sportsmanship, positive attitudes, fair play, self-esteem, taking responsibility for choices, and management of emotions.

These life skills are integrated throughout the horse-riding program, and instructors routinely demonstrate how they apply to situations in all aspects of life.


Teaching high-risk, inner-city youth the skills to become successful in life is at the core of the PPS programs. The four major components of the program are:

Homework assistance through tutoring, mentoring and use of computer labs

Nutrition education to promote healthy lifestyles and combat obesity

Life skills which are integrated throughout all phases of the program

Horse riding instruction where participants engage in fun physical fitness, enjoy the camaraderie of riding horses’ format with friends and peers, and learn to become responsible adolescents and adults.

Empowering Our Families

What are the Benefits for Children?


Our PPS program will promote a sense of purpose and well-being it's designed to connect families and individuals that usually live in isolated situations. The goal is to connect individuals and Families and give them a sense of purpose as it relates to outdoor activities, horseback riding, feeding and grooming horses.

This will be a lot fun-filled afternoons with the goal of restoring in the home disconnection by increasing family interaction, supporting positive interaction with the civilian world, encouraging outdoor recreation as a therapeutic outlet and Empowering Families to advocate for positive self growth and change.

Equestrian education will be available for the whole family including question and answer sessions. All these activities will be sooner around ET awareness and its contribution to mental health and well-being.

The undertake of PPS’s program is important to our community because In today’s world the youth is facing the most of hardships and lack of belongingness within the society. Youth in the Antelope Valley and in Acton constitute a big chunk of the population, yet it remains the most subjugated and marginalized.

The difficult circumstances that young people face because of limited opportunities for education and training, viable employment and health and social services, and because of a growing incidence of substance abuse and juvenile delinquency.

The undertake of PPS’s program is important to our community because In today’s world the youth is facing the most of hardships and lack of belongingness within the society. Youth in the Antelope Valley and in Acton constitute a big chunk of the population, yet it remains the most subjugated and marginalized. The difficult circumstances that young people face because of limited opportunities for education and training, viable employment and health and social services, and because of a growing incidence of substance abuse and juvenile delinquency.


REACHING HARD-TO-SERVE YOUTH


The value it gives to our community because Horses' unique ability to mirror people's behaviors and emotions, and react accordingly to the projection or transference of those emotions, greatly influence the interactions and outcomes of therapy (Bates, 2002; Zugich,Klontz, & Leinart, 2002; Bizub & Davidson, 2003).

There are 4 basic ingredients in the helping the well-being and relationship building with youth adults.  They are:
Acceptance & Respect---The act of relating to another person without judging him or her and according each individual the dignity they deserve.
Understanding & Empathy---We feel understanding when we believe that another person has listened to us carefully and thoughtfully enough to know our experience. We practice empathy when we put ourselves in our client's place and try to see their lives as they see them.
Trust---The student feels safe in the relationship with us and is confident that our motives are for their good. When students trust us, they are more likely to be open and honest in sharing their experience and feelings.

Confidentiality---One of the most crucial components of trust is our ability to maintain client confidentiality. When clients understand and believe that we will not reveal to others what they have told us without their permission, they begin to trust us.
PPS work to develop each of these elements with our clients. The following tools will help you develop a helping relationship.