HorsePlay wins grant to help empower teens
KERHONKSON » Hudson Valley HorsePlay has been awarded a Thrive Grant from the Maya Gold Foundation to expand its reach with area teens.
“Getting Herd,” a free, coed workshop, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Nichols Field, HorsePlay’s home base. The workshop, open to 10 teens ages 13 to 16 who live within 30 miles of New Paltz, will include on-the-ground activities with horses to support empowerment, explore empathy, communication skills, teamwork and creative problem solving. There will be no riding with the program.
The application deadline is Monday Nov. 7. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.hudsonvalleyhorseplay.com or by calling (845) 616-3608.
The Maya Gold Foundation was created in response to the death of 15-year-old Maya Gold, a New Paltz High School student who took her own life in October 2015.