Welcome to the Bony Pony Ranch
What if every child were surrounded by a team of caring, dedicated professionals to encourage and support them to be their best regardless of their circumstances? What if every child had access to a safe, creative and healing place to connect, create, build and explore?
This is the Bony Pony Ranch Foundation. The Bony Pony Ranch Foundation is an urban youth centered nonprofit, born in the mountains of Malibu and brought to the streets of Los Angeles to provide on the ground support to youth from disadvantaged communities.
Our mission is to empower at risk youth with the tools to transcend self-identities attached to common negative societal stereotypes related to race, gender, socioeconomic status, faith or politics with the ultimate goal of becoming independent, resilient, mentally tough critical thinkers.
The Zone: Dance Contest
Many of the best Bony Pony Ranch programs come from seemingly out of the box ideas – the most recent – a dance contest – is no different. About two months ago, our Executive Program Director, Tracy Yassini, and I were brainstorming ways to engage youth. We came up with our our first dance contest in the Los Angeles area.