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Home Base Ranch Inc

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Lakeside, CA   |  http://www.homebaseranch.com

Mission

We restore peace and joy to the process of growing up through horseplay.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Gregg Neveu

Main address

11464 Pinehurst Dr

Lakeside, CA 92040 USA

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EIN

46-5664405

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Growing up is hard. We intervene at a critical time in an adolescent's life to change the trajectory of their futures.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Equine Assisted Learning Mentoring Program

Home Base Ranch serves under-served at-risk teens and pre-teens. Our local population includes 12.2% of families living in poverty. 38.6% of our population identifies as a race other than white. We provide mentoring programs for teens & pre-teens whose families cannot afford private services & are at-risk of failing or school expulsion.

The two core components of our program are
1. Equine assisted learning - Working with 1,000-pound animals requires self-awareness & emotional regulation. Mentees learn to be assertive, calm & kind with horses – skills transferable to human interactions
2. Facilitated integration groups - Mentees learn to identify & state what they are feeling, resolve conflicts, & practice the interpersonal skills learned by working with the horses

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Adolescent parents
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Outstanding Community Service 2016

California Senator

Affiliations & memberships

Santee Unified School District 2022

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Home Base Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to young peoples futures. We mentor at-risk youth towards a happy, healthy life - regardless of their ability to pay. Through our equine assisted learning programs mentees learn to regulate emotions, value themselves & others, and take responsibility for their actions.

Strategies we use as our guide fall under the Emotional Intelligence umbrella. We work with our groups to help them learn (and apply) integrity, accountability, respect, compassion, empathy. We are aligned with the California Department of Education recommended BUIC Positive Youth Development Strategies: Successful character development, club programs, and services promote and enhance the development of students by instilling:

B- A Sense of Belonging
Students know they are welcome and feel that they fit in and are accepted.
U- A Sense of Usefulness
Students know the satisfaction of doing something of value to others.
I- A Sense of Influence
Students know their opinions are heard and valued and that they can influence decisions.
C- A Sense of Competence
Students feel proud and confident when they acquire new skills and know they can do something and do it well.

Our programs are founded on the fact that higher levels of emotional intelligence (EQ) can predict success in life. Teaching these skills to struggling students can change the trajectory of their lives. Research shows that teens with high EQ earn higher grades, perform better on standardized tests, are more likely to stay in school, and make healthier life choices. Our direct experience has proven this. Studies show that adults with high EQ are more productive in the workplace, have better career advancement, are more effective leaders, and have better work relationships. Studies also show that workplaces with low EQ employees experience high turnover, burnout, low productivity, and declining sales.

Equine Assisted Learning is one of our main strategies We know that effective communication with humans is largely non-verbal. 55% of our communication is body language, and 38% is tone. Leaving words as only about 7% of how people understand each other. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) has been proven to help establish healthier non-verbal communication skills that can be applied to human relationships. The need in East San Diego County is clear. As stated earlier, 38.6% of the East County population identifies as "other than white". 12.2% live under the poverty level. According to Measure of America, approximately 11% of US students can be considered disconnected (not in school or have no job), with a higher percentage being at-risk of disconnection. In San Diego County, the youth disconnection rate is 10%. Disconnected youth do not attend school or work, removing them from opportunities to learn how to develop healthy, rewarding lives. We aim to interrupt this path through our mentoring program.

The two core components of our program are:

1. Equine assisted learning - Working with 1,000-pound animals requires self-awareness & emotional regulation. Mentees learn to be assertive, calm & kind with horses – skills transferable to human interactions.

2. Facilitated integration groups - Mentees meet in mixed gender groups to learn to identify & state what they are feeling, resolve conflicts, & practice the interpersonal skills learned by working with the horses.

Our staff and board come from a variety of backgrounds, some sharing similar life experiences with our mentees: poverty, abuse, immigration, incarceration, mental health issues, addiction, divorce, poor school performance, LGBTQ. Each of our staff has 20-30 years' experience in the personal development field - for themselves, as well as facilitating or mentoring others.

Our senior staff are highly qualified facilitators, each with 20-30 years experience with all ages of people presenting with a variety of issues. These are committed, long-term staff members that are passionate about helping our mentees to the best of their abilities.

Students in alternative learning classes due to behavior, failing grades, or other challenges return to their mainstream classes about 98% of the time.

Parents report improved grades, attitudes and emotional intelligence.

Our commitment to mentoring 8-14 year olds has only deepened since beginning our program in 2014. Though we are a small non-profit, our team is committed. Whatever it takes, we plan to continue to secure funding to maintain this service that we believe has significantly altered lives.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Home Base Ranch Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Gregg Neveu

Maggie Anderson

Minna Harris

Dr Tufia Steidle

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/05/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.