Gallant Chance Ranch, a Montana based 501(c)3 organization, has officially launched its RocketHub crowdfunding campaign!
GCR works with teens from Gallatin County Youth Probation and from local foster care/group homes to help them become a success rather than a grim statistic. In our work-to-ride program teens start by working on the GCR property to earn credits towards riding (horseback) trips and other special activities. As they gain skills and confidence they transition into supervised work projects for ranchers which may include overnights and a higher degree of responsibility and opportunity for those boys who have earned it. Their next step is to move into part-time work as an apprentice where they can learn additional skills until they are prepared to move into full time employment or higher education.
“The boys can genuinely be who they really are. Horses keep boys out of trouble, teach them responsibility and show them love, that's really the crux of what we're doing,” said Gallant Chance Ranch Director of Operations, Jon Goff. “We have over 280,000 targets for our launch this afternoon. Our social media network and friends have committed to helping us spread the word, which is extremely encouraging and speaks volumes to the support there is for a program like the Ranch.”
Gallant Chance Ranch, having run its first pilot program in the Summer of 2013, currently serves teenage boys in Gallatin County but aims to build a sustainable and replicable model that would expand to multiple locations.
To learn more about Gallant Chance Ranch, please watch our campaign video on our RocketHub page by clicking HERE.
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