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Pony Power 'Tween Empowerment' Tackles Stress, Bullying

The equine-assisted program in Mahwah is now accepting registrations from girls ages 9 to 14.

Pony Power Therapies, in Mahwah, is delighted to once again offer Tween Empowerment, a four-week, equine-assisted program for girls ages 9 to 14. The program is run by the organization’s licensed clinical social worker, and is an exciting opportunity for young girls to engage in non-riding activities with horses that address important life skills for handling stress, bullying and/or the transitions experienced at this stage of development. 

The goal is to help participants realize their strengths and abilities while boosting self-esteem, enhancing self confidence, strengthening problem solving skills and much more.

Pony Power first introduced the Tween Empowerment program in March. Executive Director Dana Spett quickly recognized its impact in addressing the challenges that so many “tweens” face.

“Many young girls struggle with bullying and self-esteem issues. This group offers an opportunity for them to develop new social skills and cultivate feelings of self-worth, so that they can walk away feeling empowered to face everyday challenges. Our March program proved a success, and we look forward to helping even more young girls through this effort.”

The program will run for four evenings in April and May. If you have any questions about this initiative, or Pony Power’s broader Stable Insights Program, please email Bonnie Malajian or call (201) 934-1001.

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