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Youth Leadership Programs
Developing today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders through fun and engaging horseplay!
Our unique group programs create experiences to inspire youth to reach their full potential and provide confidence and alternative skills to help them overcome challenges and cope with the social pressures they face today. Partnered with a horse, teams are encouraged to be creative, innovative, accept responsibility and accountability to ultimately overcome barriers and achieve objectives. Through effective communication, participants recognize the value of mutual trust, respect and personal integrity to help guide them in their every day life.
Creating Future Leaders
Imagine a learning program that kids are excited to attend. A program that delivers results through experiences, unforgettable experiences with horses. A program designed to support and deliver on the youth development goals of your school, association or youth group.
Future leaders at Dreamwinds will work with horses and their teammates to achieve their goals which we then link to their own experiences at school, home and in the community. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, leadership, responsibility, confidence and team work are several examples of the skills students will develop to help them recognize and demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities.
All Programs Include:
- Professionally facilitated Equine Assisted Learning Sessions focused on skills development using our proven Building Block approach
- Certified EAL Instructors
- Use of horses and all equipment
- Certificate programs & 6-12 week programs include Certificate of Achievement
School / Youth Group Programs (Ages 8 +)
- Leadership program designed for schools and youth groups. Can be customized to align with key development areas or current areas of study.
- Available in various formats to suit your schedule and budget from one hour to one day to 12 weekly sessions.
- For groups of 10 or more.
New High School SHSM Certificate Programs!
Designed for the Provincial SHSM Program, these programs satisfy certificate requirements in the areas of Leadership, Communication and Teamwork. Has been approved by York Region District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.
- Each Certificate module is 3 hours including class time and 2 EAL exercises
- Complete up to 2 certificates in one day with our full day program
- Includes Certificate of Completion
- Lunch packages available
Learn effective communication skills through practical exercises that require active listening, power of body language, using appropriate authority and speaking confidently.
Learn the importance of trust and respect and how one’s actions can create or reduce cooperation and engagement. Participants will learn the skills to confidently lead.
Emphasis on collaboration and cooperation through hands on tasks requiring a team effort. Participants will learn to appreciate everyone’s contribution to the team.
Each Program Includes
We provide the horses, the equipment and any learning materials required.
Our unique building block approach facilitates the learning process.
Each graduate receives a certification and ribbon of completion.
I am incredibly thankful for the time that my niece has been enrolled in Dreamwinds Future Leader Program. She learned to be disciplined, faithful, and consistent. She is continually stretched and challenged to walk in leadership at home and at school. Through the classes, she learned practical skills and wisdom for daily life. Her communication skills have just come alive and she speaks freely with respect at school and at home. Teaching her new skills has made an impact on her school work and no homework. For the very first time she went to snowball camp with her school. I am so proud of her! Thank you Tracey and her fabulous team.
I wish I was better at expressing myself to put into words the impact your program has had with William. It provided an inner strength, not just confidence.
Dreamwinds made me realize how useful/important communication is. It also made me realize that everyone is a leader. We just have to put our minds to it. Dreamwinds helped me take a skill which is very essential to life and helped me apply it to my everyday.
I had an amazing time. I would recommend this to anyone. I loved hanging out with the horses and the counsellors!
This program is amazing! My daughter has always had a passion for animals and we initially enrolled in the youth program for an opportunity to enhance that passion. We got that and so much more!!! She has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Dreamwinds, she is always excited on the day of her class and her personal growth has been great. Some of the noticeable improvements include her ability to deal with issues as they come up, her reaction is less dramatic and her problem solving skills are better. Her relationship with her younger sibling has improved and this is clearly seen in their everyday interactions. Overall her attitude is more positive, her willingness to collaborate and her listening skills have also improved. She has always been a diligent student with strong leadership skills but these courses have made them even stronger together with her confidence. I strongly believe that these competencies she’s building will assist in accomplishing her goals and reaching her potential.
I will definitely recommend this program and if possible, please do all three. The growth you notice from day one of the 1st class to the 3rd session will be worth it.
Thank you Tracey, Bev and Heather. We had a wonderful time!!
The program was fantastic for all of us (students & teachers). What a great experience and the program really allows for growth and learning in leadership & communication! Thank you!