Georgetown, TX – The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) working in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is providing youth ages 15-24 with an opportunity to learn and earn over the summer through projects offered by its Youth Employment Program (YEP).
The 12-week work from home program provides youth a chance to learn about the American Mustang, share their knowledge with others and be provided with financial compensation.
The Youth Employment Program is structured to employ four different categories of young people:
- Youth ages 15-18 who are unable to train a yearling Mustang but have a desire to learn more about wild horses and are excited about sharing what they know and learn with the public.
- Youth ages 15-18 who have the capabilities to train a yearling Mustang through the Mustang Heritage Foundation and are excited about sharing their experiences with the public.
- Young adults ages 18-24 who have the capabilities to train a wild Mustang through the Mustang Heritage Foundation and aspire to build and develop their own horse training business.
- Young adults ages 18-24 who are passionate about wild horses and have the desire to share their passion and knowledge by assisting in the planning and implementation of wild horse camps for youth.
“This is a truly unique program for youth who will learn and share information about the American Mustang,” said program coordinator Randi Blasienz. “What makes this program stand out from others is that it not only addresses the history of the American Mustang but also educates our young people about stewardship of the land and natural resources the Mustang impacts in its natural habitat.”
Youth and young adults who are interested in an employment opportunity must complete and submit the YEP application to MHF, P.O. Box 979, Georgetown, TX 78626 or fax to 512.869.3229. To download an application and information, please go to www.mustangheritagefoundation.org or call 512.869.3225.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the goal of the Extreme Mustang Makeover are to increase the adoption of mustangs across the country. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover event to showcase the recognized value of mustangs through a national training competition.
About the Bureau of Land Management
The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands. For more information, visit wildhorseandburro.blm.gov or call 866-4MUSTANGS.