Mission: To provide a true mentorship program for hurting youth ages 6-18 with the goal of healing through human, equine, and farm animal "mentors" that come from similar circumstances of abuse or neglect for a one-on-one mentorship session. All services are free of charge.
Programs: This year we were able to offer 167 free one-on-one youth mentoring sessions. We rescued 8 new animals this year. A donkey named shrek, 2 cats, iris ann and hermione, 2 goats, summer and ariel, a rooster named napoleon, a chinchilla named chappy and an injured pheasant named phil. All new and old animals received proper veterinarian services, dental care, and farrier care. Hosted a total of 1,760 visitors to the farm this year. 579 people attended our goat yoga sessions at the farm. This enabled 579 new people to learn about purpose farm's mission. We hosted tours for local youth agencies as well as schools and colleges. Purpose farm was featured in the national magazine woman's day. Sandra seabrook received the impact award from cny's 2017 nonprofit awards. Purpose farm was featured in usa today's 10 best places across the country to do goat yoga. We also offered several on farm community events which allowed people to come and enjoy a day with food, the animals, and the atmosphere. These events included our 3rd annual fun on the farm, a free community day with a free pasta bar, and a 30th birthday party for our oldest horse, sarge. A boy scout was able to earn his eagle badge by rebuilding the left side of the barn wall. We added a new run-in shelter for one of the horse pastures. We received a grant to install a new roof on the main barn from the shineman foundation. We received a grant from the jim and juli boeheim foundation that enabled us to offer more youth sessions.