Light Up A Life this Holiday Season

Our Holiday Campaign kicks off on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30th!

Give a gift that gives back. Explore Urban Stable’s Gift Guide that has a gift for
everyone on your list this holiday season. Dedicate your gift to a loved one,
or choose a gift for yourself and make an impact today.

Become a monthly donor and make a lasting impact year-round.
Reliable monthly funding makes it easier for charities like
Urban Stable to plan ahead, and focus on our long-term impact. 

Every dollar donated helps Urban Stable provide more opportunities
for youth to attend Urban Stable’s life-changing programs.
Join Urban Stable this holiday season and let’s light up a life together.

More beautiful than the holiday lights is a life that is lit up!

Unbridling Youth Potential

Leadership Development

“My horse helped me overcome my fears,
to relax and not worry.”

Todd, Student Aged 12 

“The horses helped me to see the small movements
and become more detail orientated.”

Audrey, Team Building Workshop Participant

Growing up can be tough. Youth can experience stress and isolation at school from not belonging to the popular cliques or feeling unsuccessful in classes. At Urban Stable we help youth to overcome challenges and develop life skills to re-engage with themselves, their education and community.

Working in a team is fun, sharing ideas, reaching goals, but sometimes teams struggle with misunderstandings, impatience, and conflicts. This can cause in increase in stress and productivity suffers. Our Leadership Development sessions can address these common workplace challenges and get your team working together cohesively, reduce stress and help your team achieve their goals.

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