Reach non-traditional students through an equestrian program

Published on Friday, September 16, 2011

School districts are invited to apply for students to participate in the Gleneayre Equestrian Program (GEP), located in Lumberton, N.J. This program offers a curriculum-based, non-riding equine program known as Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL). The EFL curriculum utilizes experiential teaching strategies designed for reaching children and adolescents who might otherwise be shut down by normal classroom settings. Through the EFL curriculum, people from the age of 10 and up can learn life skills that foster healthy person-to-person contact such as clear communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and changes in negative behaviors that could lead to unhealthy choices.  

The EFL program is unique because it provides an alternative to the traditional educational setting. Its Cowboy Poetry curriculum is fully aligned to the N.J. Core Curriculum Content Standards and is aligned with the 40 Assets Students Need to Succeed. The EFL program is located on a beautiful 73-acre campus, where there is a covered ring and an attached warm and inviting classroom.

GEP is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, contact Paige Schwartzman, program coordinator, at 609-267-4104, ext. 123, or paige@gepnj.org.

 


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