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TAKING THE REINS
February 5, 2010

Taking the Reins is the only program of its kind in LA - committed to turning urban girls into courageous cowgirls capable of handling a horse and life's challenges. It provides a safe, open space where girls can develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. Dedicated staff mentor teen girls to advocate for themselves and be in control of their destinies. I have watched shy and under-served girls gain self-confidence and set higher goals for their life aspirations because of this program. I've been active on the Board of Directors since 2004 and now serve as Board Chair.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the self-confidence demonstrated by our girls when interviewed by Allie MacKay/Channel 5 on the KTLA Morning News or Kathy Vara/Channel 7 at our annual family day BBQ event.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the organization grow from a program in 4 horse stalls to being on the verge of establishing a permanent place for girls.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, hard-working, tireless.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Acquire our current property near the LA River and establish an urban farm for girls; expand programs to serve more girls; establish an endowment to fund scholarships.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I serve as President/Board Chair.