Community Connection: Spotlight on Reigning Grace Ranch
WHAT THEY DO:
On 15 acres of beautiful Sonoran Desert in Rio Verde, rests Reigning Grace Ranch. This equine-centric rehabilitation center supports on two fronts: the rescue of horses, and the mentorship of youth.
The horses that find their way to a new life at the ranch come from various situations such as rescue, donation, sanctuary and rehoming due to financial strain. The horses play a large role in the ranch’s objective to offer mentorship and traditional values such as responsibility, patience, respect, accountability, kindness and teamwork to children and teens struggling with divorce, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, autism, social awkwardness and more.
The mentorship program at the ranch is for a duration of nine weeks, in 90-minute sessions once a week with an assigned volunteer mentor, horse, and child.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
For special projects such as an unexpected medical need of an animal
To support the monthly children’s and equine programming
To assist in ongoing ranch operations
Junior volunteers (ages 8-18) are also welcome