Providing S.T.E.M. Career Opportunities and More
WE ARE HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
What We Do
Horses Give Hope Education Foundation strives to enhance the lives, first and foremost, of underprivileged and at risk young people, by ensuring that they are socially responsible and academically aware, while leading and guiding them to stay on the best possible path. Our youth programs are based on motivation, aspirations and working to merit rewards.
We are a multifaceted organization offering Youth Services which include S.T.E.M. Initiatives; Animal Science Opportunities; Coding and Robotic; Entrepreneurship; Virtual Literacy; Test Preparation, and Mentoring. Accompanying our Youth Services, we offer Community Outreach Services which include volunteer opportunities for high school and college students, Professional Continuing Education, Community Volunteerism, and Certificate Programs.
Horses Give Hope Education Foundation will enhance the lives of others with the mirroring of perseverance, confidence, and grace of the horse, while fostering education, improving literacy, building character, and encouraging S.T.E.M with a focus on coding and robotics, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship for at promised youths, including foster care, underprivileged, and other students ‘in need’, from cradle through college.
1. Afterschool Literacy Program, “Reading with Pony Pals”- This program helps our elementary students improve their reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
According to Farbman, D. (February 2015) The Case for Improving and Expanding Time in School indicates that adding time to the school day and/or year can have a meaningfully positive impact on student proficiency and upon a child’s entire educational experience. Afterschool programs provide the additional time and one-on-one assistance that some youths need to master their reading skills. Study after study, research report after research report, and statistic after statistic all point to a crisis among the young, Black men of the nation - beginning in homes, stretching to K-12 educational experiences, and leading straight to the cycle of incarceration in increasingly high numbers. Black boys are more likely than any other group to be placed in special education classes, with 80 percent of all special education students being Black or Hispanic males. The youths use virtual polo ponies as reading pals to hold their attention while improving literacy through building confidence. This includes our “Literacy with Pony Pals”.
2. STEM Program - STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education for girls helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields. Initiatives have been established to increase the roles of women and minorities in STEM-related fields. HGH provide STEM mentorship programs, workshops, and more for girls. Our programs build confidence and show girls they belong in STEM. Our program creates an environment in which girls are encouraged to indulge their STEM interests through fun, accessible, and interactive learning. This program includes our S.T.E.M. for Girls at Margate Middle School. A study by the American Association of University Women found that among first-year college students, women are much less likely than men to say that they intend to declare a STEM major. By graduation, men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering field. This contributes to a serious gender gap in lucrative STEM careers, like web development, coding, robotics and engineering.
Coding and Robotics: The Yunghanns Coding and Robotics program uses engaging simulation so students will have immediate life-like feedback and can work from any computer, even from home, which ensure that all students get to code their robots. Coding is essentially written instructions that a robot or computer program can read and then implement. In this program students have to think both critically and creatively to tell a robot what motions to fulfil and also have to ensure the code is correct. Students learn to code and build robots in this program. As our lives continue to be influenced by technology, the need for programmers is critical. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that 1.4 million jobs will be created in computing related fields. Our goal is to connect with youth who never thought of themselves as computer scientists, and open their minds to the possibilities of this career choice. The goal of horses Give Hope Education Foundation is to connect with youth who never thought of themselves as computer scientists, and open their minds to the possibilities of many career choices. This program includes a Horses Give Hope Education Foundation specific curriculum using equestrian related themes to make the learning of coding and Robotics easy and fun. This includes Yunghanns Coding and Robotics Academy.
Yunghanns Afterschool Tutorial for Excellence: This tutorial program helps students to improve their study skills and academics. There are certain skills that students need in order to complete their homework that may not be taught in the school curriculum. Students may need help developing these supplemental skills such as time management, note taking, and test preparation. The staff focuses on mentoring students for success in homework: motivation, monitoring, and modelling. Modelling positive behaviour is also important for student success. Always be positive when assisting students with homework. The staff create an open and positive atmosphere, help students feel valued, and give frequent and positive feedback and praise. Yunghanns Afterschool Tutorial for Excellence assist students with homework, study skills and test preparation; this program also help students prepare for standardized test such as SAT.
Mentoring, Careers and Role Modelling- Mentoring is very important in the lives of young people it helps them to understand that someone cares and that they are not alone. Mentoring, also assures them that they are not alone in dealing with day to day challenges. This program helps them to choose positive career tracks and role models. Mentoring helps the youth to feel like they matter. Research has shown that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people personally, academically and professionally. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class (Public/Private Ventures Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters). In addition to better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, according to research, mentored youths maintain better attitudes toward school. (The Role of Risk, 2013). Studies suggest that role models influence, along with cultural values play a pivotal role in informing the decisions made by young people on how they choose their future careers, and on how role models influence their overall career and life plans. Community Leaders take time to inspire the youths.
Aspiration Incentive program: Our reward principle selects those students who demonstrate an effort with school attendance, maintain positive behaviour and improve academic conduct. This includes our ABC initiatives: Academics, Behaviour and Course Performance is what this program focuses on with earned incentives Research shows that incentives are a great way to engage students and create excitement
Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy: This program is focused on introducing youths to business and basic financial knowledge. This includes Yunghanns Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Academy. This program is a compelling need because schools do not teach financial literacy nearly as much as they should. Students should be introduced to money early on and have goals and responsibilities for managing their finances. This program will teach youths the importance of saving and investing. The students will learn to open a savings or checking account. The program will give them an incentive to save money. The program teaches youth to model positive relationships because Entrepreneurs need to understand the importance of pursuing and building meaningful relationships. People like to work with and purchase goods from those they find likeable. Talk with your kids about their friendships, and focus on the importance of compassion, giving back and listening.
Community Outreach Services: The Community Outreach Program includes community outreach events, volunteerism and a variety of Certificate programs. Outreach services is way of providing needed services to our youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Community outreach is about giving, contributing, and helping those who cannot help themselves. Community outreach allows us to influence younger generations to give back to the community. It helps the community grow in a substantial way. Many of our activities are spearheaded by community volunteers.