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Youth Employment Program

The Mustang Heritage Foundation has received a grant from the Bureau of Land Management Environmental Education division to pay youth and young adults ages 15-24 to increase their knowledge of the history, characteristics and plight of the American Mustang and share this knowledge with others through an awareness campaign that includes press releases, social networking and community presentations. Mustang Apprentices will create a business plan for their personal horse training business and Camp Counselors will assist in the development and implementation of wild horse camps.

The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to increase the adoption of BLM-housed American Mustangs through innovative gentling competitions and awareness programs. In keeping with this mission, the Mustang Heritage Foundation has created the Youth Employment Program (YEP) in order to offer an opportunity for young people, ages 15-24, to be financially compensated for increasing the awareness of wild horse issues and adoption of wild horses while building vocational skills, work ethic and self-confidence. This program will educate and employ a caring and compassionate generation about wild horses, the environment and the role of the Bureau of Land Management.


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