Arc and Help to Start An Equestrial Program for Special Needs Kids
Our friends at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) need your
help in the Dream Big Challenge. See below.
Please share this with other advocates.
CHSAS needs your daily vote through 11/30 to win $100,000 grant contest.
Please vote for CHSAS’ $100,000 grant. CHSAS teacher Maggie Kendall is a finalist
for the Dream Big Challenge $100,000 grant contest. TO WIN, our grant must get
the most votes through an online voting contest.
Chicago High School for Agriculture Sciences is home to Chicago’s only working
farm and is the only viable location for an equestrian program for regular and special
needs kids and adults. The school’s population comprises 13 percent special needs
students and 50 percent of the families are below the poverty level. Currently,
students can only ride outside and, with Chicago winter’s being what they are, this
severely limits the time the students have with the specially-trained horses. If Kendall
were to win the $100,000 grant, she’d help fund an indoor arena, which would not
only extend the program year round but also offer more opportunities to special
needs children and adults throughout the area.
We are currently in 2nd and need to catch the current first place project. This is very
possible if we get the word out state and nationwide. Anyone and everyone in the
world can vote for our project.
IT’S SO EASY TO VOTE and takes only a few seconds a day.