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Mustang Heritage Foundation Seeks 

Youth Employees

By Jennifer Hancock, Mustang Heritage Foundation, Georgetown, TX

 

May 2012 issue

 

            The Mustang Heritage Foundation is searching for qualified youth for the Youth Employment Program. Enthusiastic kids, aged 15-24, are encouraged to apply for these exciting positions to help spread the word about American Mustangs.

Interested youths must apply for this unique 12-week, work-from-home program. After successfully completing the program, youth will receive up to $500.

            The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Youth Employment Program (YEP) to offer an opportunity for young people, ages 15-24, to be financially compensated for increasing the awareness of wild horse issues and adoption of wild horses while building vocational skills, work ethic and self-confidence.

            This program is designed to educate and employ a caring and compassionate generation about wild horses, the environment and the role of the Bureau of Land Management.  

 

Michelle Deden, age 16, is a Mustang Youth Employment Program Representative & a Trainer Representative Michelle Deden, age 16, is a Mustang Youth Employment Program Representative and Trainer Representative. She and Pilgrim, the mustang she trained, finished 8th in the 2011 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Murfreesboro, TN. Photo by CbarC Photography.

            There are four positions within the program:

 

Mustang Trainer Representative
— youths aged 15-18 will focus on an awareness campaign while training a yearling Mustang.

 

Our Land Our Horse Representative – youths aged 15-18 will focus on wild horse and land stewardship research and share their knowledge with others through an awareness campaign (geared toward youths who are unable to train a yearling Mustang).

 

Classroom Representative — high school students become involved through classroom curriculums (teachers integrate wild horse and land stewardship education into studies).

 

Camp Counselor — young adults ages 18-24 who are passionate about wild horses and have the desire to share their passion and knowledge through a Camp Counselor position which includes assisting in the planning and implementation of youth camps that focus on wild horse education. Camps are currently scheduled for the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in September and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in November. Additional camps are also being planned.  

            Each employment category will focus on promoting awareness, training, and adoption of wild horses. There are currently 50 positions available in the program. Applications and employee expectations can be found at www.mustangheritagefoundation.org/youth.php.

 

About the Mustang Heritage Foundation

            The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to raise awareness of the American Mustang and to increase Mustang adoptions across the country. Since 2007, the Foundation’s adoption programs have been responsible for more than 3,300 adoptions of trained Mustangs. For more information about the training, adoption, youth and other Mustang programs presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.

 

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