ANT’s Creating Pathways Program provides pathways to hope for a wide array of community members. All ANT projects facilitate self-evaluation and building self-awareness in a unique, safe, and nurturing animal-assisted experiential learning environment.
The Safety Net Project serves youth and families who have been identified as needing alternative interventions, both self-referred and sent by community organizations and professionals.
- Summer Day Camps
- After School & Saturday Programming
- Healing Homes Project
The Learning Life Project encompasses collaborations with schools serving students through both Equine (EAGAL) and Intergenerational (IGAL) Growth and Learning methods. Schools contract for weekly group sessions or half day experiential workshops or school staff may identify and refer individual youth for weekly sessions.
The New Horizons Project serves youth in recovery from chemical addictions, predominantly teen women living at Sea Mar Visions Treatment Center.
The EAGLE Project serves returning Veterans and their families in group or individual sessions. Many are affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.
The CLAY Project (Continuous Learning for Adults) serves adults through experiential learning programs such as The Horse as Guide workshops and leadership trainings. Our leadership trainings are team building workshops that promote clear communication and healthy relationships between peers as well as bringing attention to individual needs in the work environment.
Mobile ANT and our Intergenerational Program serve a variety of age groups. This project involves teaming youth with animals and creating intergenerational awareness, respect and friendships while visiting elders in care facilities. We also visit families living in shelters as well as take our animals to various events in the community acting as ambassadors to help de-stress .
ANT’s Creating Pathways Programs create hope in our community for over 400 vulnerable youth in need of immediate intervention for behavioral and emotional challenges as well as youth seeking growth and learning opportunities. We serve a variety of socioeconomic groups from ages 3 to 100, coming to ANT from many walks of life and for a variety of reasons. Approximately 90% of the people we serve are low income and cannot afford the services we provide. Our goal is to not turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. We have developed a scholarship program to provide for those who need financial assistance with the immense generosity of individuals and businesses. To learn how you can help, please visit our Get Involved Page.