SEL Awardee

Elizabeth Zarkos

Canyon High School
Orange Unified School District
Anaheim, CA
“Hanaeleh's Equine Assisted Coaching program allows for students to experience horse behavior and with the help of certified equine-assisted coaches, to apply the understanding of that behavior to their own lives. The program focuses on developing leadership skills and working to become a stronger, more resilient individual. The focus of EAC for students includes both leadership skills and mindfulness. By observing and working with the horses, the students will work to build upon their own personal life skills as well as gain insight in how horses live in the present and transfer that ability to their own lives.”
Tags: Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Mindfulness, Outdoors, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban