Partners with a Heart
Love the child… Save the Horse… Give Hope and Strength
Family Guidance is excited and thrilled to introduce our newest “Partner with a Heart,” Ready Yourselves Youth Ranch (RYYR) located on on twenty beautiful acres in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County.
A Mission to Mentor
The mission of the Ready Yourselves Youth Ranch is “to love every child unconditionally, rescue neglected horses, give hope to those we come in contact with and strengthen all through faith to help prepare for life’s challenges.”
Founders with BIG Hearts
Directors and Founders, Matthew and Micheline Barkley work to develop hope and healing for rescued horses and children in need of a mentoring relationship. They have been dreaming of a tangible way to help children for many years. RYYR allows Micheline to reach out to struggling families with a special bond due to her own childhood experiences. While Matthew’s equestrian experience and love of the outdoors enables him to help children grow to respect nature.
The program will be offered to children ages 6 through 18, who may be considered “disadvantaged,”uniting one child, one horse and one mentor for a 90 minute session – free of charge! These interactions will help to develop the child’s self-worth, faith, teamwork and respect. Like many of the children, the horses will come from environments of abuse or neglect. Matthew and Micheline hope that by uniting the kids with these horses, both can learn to love and trust again. Above all, the experience will give them hope and healing.
For over 50 years Family Guidance has brought hope and a future through Jesus Christ to countless vulnerable children through our One2One mentoring program. With like-minded hearts and visions, our partnership with Ready Yourself Youth Ranch enables us to take our program to a whole new level by providing our mentees with this once-in-a-lifetime, storybook experience. 🙂
Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.