PRIDE students partner with Illinois Horse Rescue group
January 10, 2013 3:00PM
Tinley Park High School students recently volunteered at the Illinois Horse Rescue Group of Will County in Beecher. | Supplied Photo
Updated: February 14, 2013 6:01AM
Students in Tinley Park High School’s PRIDE program recently visited the Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County in Beecher.
PRIDE, which stands for “Progress, Responsibility, Independence, Determination and Excellence,” is led by teachers Keith Huhn and Erin Forde.
The teachers said they hope to establish a longterm relationship of service learning with the IHR, which is a nonprofit group that relies solely on volunteer hours and donations in order to run.
PRIDE students, along with their teachers, will volunteer twice a month, helping with everything from building maintenance to animal care.
The founder of the Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County, Tinley Park High School alum Tony Pecho, said he hopes to build an addition to the group’s current facilities with the help of the PRIDE group and other volunteers.