Corral Riding Academy: Empowering At-Risk Youth


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Photos courtesy of Corral Riding Academy

The mission to provide transformational healing to at-risk teen girls was given a new sense of certainty as we buried a time capsule during Corral Riding Academy’s End of Year Celebration on June 3, 2017. Anyone who volunteers regularly knows certainty is not a familiar feeling when running a nonprofit organization! This made the dedication that day deeply meaningful, signaling that Corral’s impact in the community had been secured far into the future.

Actually, the Corral name is an acronym: Centered on Riding, Rehabilitation and Learning. This represents our dual mission to provide equine assisted psychotherapy and academic intervention free of charge to young women in Wake County. In short, we take the kids who have the best chance of falling through the cracks and use rescued horses to show them how to reset their own trajectory toward a healthy, productive life.

However those changes do not come easily — nor do the resources which make our program possible. As we challenge our girls to trade a victim mentality for healthy relational boundaries, we are continuously challenged to keep the farm gates open. We provide a safe haven for girls to overcome very tough, unsafe experiences. Healing changes take tremendous effort and courage, and we have the privilege of interrupting self-destruction and watching as they take on new, healthier ways of coping.

As you can imagine, inspiration comes to us easily with this close up view, regardless of the daily grind and heartbreaking trauma we witness. There is no question our fatigue is worth it! What inspires awe is the knowledge that over the course of three short months, 600 people who had only just heard about our mission helped create the “Million Dollar Miracle,” which secured it.

When the owners of the property Corral had leased since 2009 realized it was time to think about selling, the question was clear: Where will Corral’s future be? After researching all options, the board of directors decided the best property — as daunting as it seemed — was the high-value location on which Corral already stood. As we launched our 2016 fall fundraising campaign we gave ourselves 10 months to raise the seemingly unattainable figure of $1 million, dubbing it our “Forever Home” campaign. Somehow, with the help of media coverage and countless hours of planning, sweating, emailing, praying and making phone calls, this community brought us the unattainable in three months. On January 1st, 2017, our miracle was realized, making us a permanent part of this community.

If nothing else, what I want people to understand about Corral is that it’s not about me. Yes, I am the founder, I do lots of speaking and I am in lots of videos. The truth is, I believe that God gave me what I needed to start this program, and He has kept it going ever since. But then there is this amazing community of people from all walks of life who make this thing run every day! Some share my faith, and some do not, but all come alongside these young women in crucial ways.

They do everything from farm work to office work, from tutoring and vocational training to public relations and development. When it comes to our “Million Dollar Miracle,” as you may have seen it in the Raleigh News and Observer or on WRAL News, the real credit belongs to them, and to a razor-sharp staff I could only have dreamed of when this all began. Thanks to the news agencies who saw something worthy of exposure in us, we took in more than money. New Corral families came alongside current champions to let our girls know that an entire community thinks they are worth a million.

For those of us who knew that all along, that is more than enough inspiration for the next 10 years!

For more information about Corral Riding Academy, visit corralriding.org.

 

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41 North Coffee Company
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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
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Judea Reform Congregation
1933 W. Cornwallis Rd.
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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
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506 Parks Crossroad Church Rd.
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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
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East Regional Library
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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
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Whole Foods North Raleigh
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Knightdale, NC  27545
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The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Cost: Free

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Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
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Cost: $5

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Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Cost: Free

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Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Cost: Free

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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: Free

Where:
Dorothea Dix Park Big Field
Barbour Dr.
Raleigh, NC
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: Free

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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: Free

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Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Cost: Free

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N.C. Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: $3/child

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North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Sponsor: North Carolia Botanical Garden
Telephone: 919-537-3370
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Cost: $5

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Website »

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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Preschoolers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Website »

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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Website »

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From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. All ages. Programs start on time; arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Windows on the World
11 W. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: $3/person

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Sertoma Arts Center
1400 W. Millbrook Rd.
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Cost: $15 per child and $10 for each additional sibling

Where:
SnickerDoodles
3721 Lynn Road, #112
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Cost: $10/resident, $13/nonresident

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Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
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Cost: $18

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Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Toddlers enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

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East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
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Cost: $2/resident, $3/nonresident

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Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27518
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Dimensions Family School
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Cost: $18

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Open Arts
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Cost: Free with admission

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10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
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East Regional Library
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201 S. Estes Dr.
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Emily K Center
904 W Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC  27701
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Toddler Time is a special time for ages 5 and younger to bounce under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $7-$10

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Sky Zone Durham
1720 Guess Rd., Ste. 90
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Cost: Free

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Holly Springs Towne Canter
NC 55 and New Hill Road
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Telephone: 775-354-7437
Contact Name: Brandi McDonald
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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Cost: $1/person

Where:
American Tobacco Trail -New Hill Parking Area
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park and the American Tobacco Trail
Telephone: 919-387-4342
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Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Meet a real turtle and hike to see others. Play turtle games and take home a turtle made of rock in a terrarium you design for it. Ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult. Register online. Choose...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson Nature Preserve
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Learn about dragonflies with a craft, games, songs, stories and a guided walk through the wetland. Ages 2-6. Register online. Choose course #203554.

Cost: $3

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
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Cost: $1/member, $3/nonmember

Where:
N.C. Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: $16/person

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Sample classes, crafts and goodies for kids, and fun for the whole family. View a complete schedule of classes on the website. RSVP by email to info@gracefuldance.com

Cost: Free

Where:
Graceful Expressions Dance Education
312 W. Chatham St.
Suite 103
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Graceful Expressions Dance Education
Telephone: 919-758-6003
Contact Name: April Schweitzer
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Explore the historic nature of Leigh Farm Park with a friendly guide. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while being captivated by tales about life at Leigh Farm throughout the years.

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Durham Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 919-560-1116
Contact Name: Natalya Buckel
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Learn the basics of crochet. In this class, you’ll learn the starting chain, single crochet, half-double and double crochet stitches. Make a swatch which you can use as a dish...

Cost: $30 (tuition + materials)

Where:
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: The Scrap Exchange
Telephone: 191-921-31278
Contact Name: Anna Graves
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Explore what lives in a creek. Walk along the stream, turning over rocks to catch minnows and other creatures. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get wet.  Ages 5 and...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: Durant Nature Preserve
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