Our programs enable racetrack workers to create better lives for themselves through their own efforts.
In barns and race tracks across the United States, backstretch workers—among them grooms, hot walkers and exercise riders—proudly form the backbone of thoroughbred horse racing. Their tireless love and care for their animals is essential to team success.
Dawn-to-dusk work schedules and constant travel isolate this mostly Hispanic immigrant community and make their cultural and social assimilation into American life more difficult.
Our programs in English language, horsemanship, computer literacy, and US citizenship enable these unique hardworking individuals to enhance their lives and advance their careers.
Your gift ensures that we will continue to provide these valuable members of the community the chance to improve their lives.