“To foster, promote, and inspire self-knowledge, perspective and empathy.“
Through horse activities, creative expression and body movement, the Spirit of Sunkan Wakan is designed to increase effective leadership and communication skills while enhancing motivation to fulfill short and long term goals- beyond the classroom.
“Children need nature for the health development of their senses, and, therefore for learning and creativity. This need is revealed in two ways: by an examination of what happens to the senses of the young when they loose connection with nature; and by witnessing the sensory magic that occurs when young people-even those beyond childhood-are exposed to even the smallest direct experience of a nature setting.”
“When schools systematically attend to students’ social and emotional skills, the academic achievement of children increases, the incidence of problem behaviors decreases, and the quality of relationships surrounding each child improves. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which we learn to recognize and manage emotions, care about others, make good decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviors. It is the process through which students enhance their ability to integrate thinking, feeling, and behaving in order to achieve important life goals.”
“By making the lives of people around you better, leadership provides meaning in life. It creates purpose. We believe that every human being has something unique to offer, and that a larger sense of purpose comes from using that gift to help your organizations, families, or communities thrive.”