In the midst of a challenging year, join us for stories of hope and healing. Fill your cup, celebrate what's possible, and learn about the impact ANT has had in our community.
We have an exciting program, with keynote speaker Dr. Aubrey Fine (see more below), stories from our founder Sonja Wingard, and the shared experience of ANT participants.
Since 1999, thousands of at-risk youth & veterans have come to ANT for the unique healing experiences that are facilitated at the farm. Participants gain social and emotional tools, confidence, and hope through relationships with our animals and skilled therapists and instructors. Over 85% of our participants need financial assistance or full scholarships to attend. With your help, ANT can continue to provide unique and effective programs for those most in need in our community. We hope to see you there!
-Keynote Dr. Aubrey Fine:
Dr. Aubrey Fine is a native of Montreal, Canada and has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University since 1981. He is presently a Professor Emeritus and a licensed psychologist. Aubrey’s primary research interests relate to the psycho-social impact of human animal interactions and animal assisted interventions, social skills training and children with ADHD, and resilience in children. Dr. Fine is the author of several books including Our Faithful Companions, Parent Child Dance, Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders, and The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy.
-Breakout into small groups to discuss keynote and reconnect with friends
-Personal stories from ANT participants
-Talk by ANT Founder Sonja Wingard
-Your opportunity to give to support youth, veterans, and elders