“Founded under the initial name Embracing Horses in 1993, The Urban Farm at Stapleton was established to provide equine education and interaction for 15 inner-city youth. In the 25 years since its establishment, The Urban Farm has expanded its programming. They now offer educational opportunities in animal husbandry and agriculture.
The original goal of the organization was to “work with inner-city kids get them experience riding horses, develop them, make them more responsible, build respect for the animals.” Executive director, Mike Nicks explained that the present mission stays true to the farm’s origins. “We use practical work experience in the farm setting to inspire excitement for learning while fostering respect, responsibility, curiosity, caring and grit.””
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