LEAD with Horses

Positive change through horses

aka LEAD   |   Reno, NV   |  http://leadwithhorses.org

Mission

The LEAD with Horses mission: To improve the social, emotional, and behavioral development of children of Western Nevada through quality therapeutic and educational equine programs. LEAD with Horses provides life-changing programs to educate and inspire children whose needs are not being met in traditional settings. This includes foster youth, children of veterans and kids facing social and emotional challenges. We help kids develop critical life skills and build resilience through hands on activities with horses.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Jeane Spada-Allgood

Main address

PO BOX 18045

Reno, NV 89511 USA

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EIN

36-4818132

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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

Equine Assisted Learning Youth Programs

Equine Assisted Learning is an experiential approach using horses as co-facilitators in the educational process. Participants actively engage in and reflect upon hands-on activities with horses. EAL provides opportunities to learn a variety of life skills and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Social and emotional skills are developed through participation in purposeful activities.

Population(s) Served

Equine Assisted Learning is an experiential approach using horses as co-facilitators in the educational process. Participants actively engage in and reflect upon hands-on activities with horses. EAL provides opportunities to learn a variety of life skills and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Social and emotional skills are developed through participation in purposeful activities.

Population(s) Served

Guided, ground-based activities to focus on mental, emotional, and social health. Rather than providing instruction on particular horsemanship skills, we focus on the client’s needs and includes specific treatment goals facilitated by the treatment team. Activities address a variety of mental health and human development needs.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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LEAD with Horses

Board of directors
as of 7/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lyndsay Lamberts

Laura Evans

Spencer Buelna

Nicolle Richardson

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No