July, 2019

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JustWorld + GLEF

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Join JustWorld and CaptiveOne at The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival for what is soon to be the most fun – and first ever – Battle of the Barns Trivia for a good cause!

Proceeds will support education and nutrition programs for children in need at JustWorld partner organizations around the world. This means that by playing with us, trivia teams will be giving thousands of children a “leg up” to a brighter future.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

SET THE COURSE – Come early to grab a bite to eat with catering provided by GLEF.

Doors open at 5:30

FIRST QUESTION ON COURSE

Trivia begins at 6:30

BRACELETS for JustWorld

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

BE THE CHANGE. WEAR THE CHANGE.

These limited edition bracelets represent the change you are making in the lives of children in need when you support JustWorld.

Proceeds will support education and nutrition programs for thousands of children at JustWorld partner organizations around the world.

You’re always winning when you champion for children’s rights and a more JUST world.

Your donation and purchase of $15 for this symbol will also include a matching clasped charm for your horse to wear! Please visit the JustWorld booth at participating horse shows around the world! Supplies are limited.

CURRENT SCHEDULE WHERE YOU CAN FIND #ALWAYSINTHEBLUE BRACELETS:

July 11-14 The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

August 23 – September 1 The Hampton Classic Horse Show

Evan Brian Lefsky, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 2nd, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Managing Director of Education Consulting

Public Consulting Group, Inc.

Evan Lefsky (Ph.D.) is the Managing Director of the Education Consulting Practice at PCG. Dr. Lefsky has worked in the education field for 25 years. He taught at both the K–12 and college levels. Currently, Evan provides strategic advisement and analysis to consulting and operations teams and clients across the U.S and Canada, including implementation and leadership support for large-scale initiatives in Chicago Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Hillsborough County Public Schools. He was also Project Director for two grants from the Florida Department of Education. The first project provides leadership development to school board members, superintendents, senior district leadership, and principals from turnaround schools across the state leveraging an MTSS model. The second project provides College and Career Ready Standards (CCR) implementation support to thousands of teachers and leaders across the state. 

Prior to joining PCG in 2011, he was the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Turnaround Leader and Director of Secondary Education with Lake County Schools (FL). As the Turnaround Leader, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of turnaround efforts at a persistently lowest-achieving high school, with a focus on implementation of an RtI framework. In his role as Director of Secondary Education, he coordinated curriculum and instruction for seventeen middle and high schools in the 19th largest school district in Florida with a membership of more than 43,000 students. He was responsible for federal grants for Title II, Part A and Smaller Learning Communities (SLC). Evan was also the District Director for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) grant funded by the College Board, which focused on closing the achievement gap and increasing the college-going rate for students from low income and minority families. 

Under the direction of the Office of the Governor, he is the former Executive Director of Just Read, Florida!, the statewide content and policy office in the area of reading and literacy. He managed the federal Reading First grant totaling more than $300 million, a $130 million state reading budget, and ten grant programs to a variety of private organizations and public state agencies. He was responsible for creating and assisting in the implementation of policies carried out through State Board of Education rule and Florida statute, including implementation of a comprehensive statewide RtI initiative. Prior to leaving the Department, Evan led the two year development and deployment of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR). This web-based assessment system provides teachers with screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring information that is essential to guiding instruction for nearly two million students annually. 

Evan frequently serves on state and federal commissions and task forces focused on issues pertaining to literacy and education policy. He has worked with the National Governors Association (NGA), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), the Carnegie Corporation and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Evan served on the board of the Florida Reading Association from 2004-2014, serving as its President from 2012-2013. 

Evan has coauthored several education articles, including Reading First in Florida: Five Years of Improvement, published in the Journal of Literacy Research. He earned a Ph.D. in Literacy, Language, and Culture and an Educational Specialist degree in Reading at the University of Florida, a Master’s in Education from the University of Central Florida, and Bachelors of Science in English from Florida State University. 

Evan resides in Mount Dora, Florida with his wife of 22 years, Christine and their two children, Emma and Austin. 

JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)
FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73 

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56 

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73 

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56 

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73 

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56 

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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JustWorld International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JustWorld International.

JustWorld International, formed in 2002, is a non-profit organisation aimed at uniting the global equestrian community to provide basic needs programmes to children around the world focusing on education and nutrition programmes.

Under the terms of the agreement, JustWorld International is designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI”. The two organisations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for the JustWorld International charity programmes.

“The FEI is very happy to join forces with JustWorld International and sign this important MOU”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”

FEI President Ingmar De Vos with JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to mark the signing of an MOU between the two organisations. (FEI)

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International Founder and President Jessica Newman said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

MOU Overview
In 2012 the FEI decided to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation.

MOUs have already been signed with the equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare, riders’ clubs, organisers and officials associations. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About JustWorld International www.justworldinternational.org
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programmes. The charity supports more than 7,000 children by providing access to life-changing programmes.

JustWorld International works through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and sustain programmes that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources.

Their Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programmes, helping to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

(HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

FEI Media Contacts:
Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org 41 78 750 61 73

Olga Nikolaou
Media Relations Officer
olga.nikolaou@fei.org 41 78 750 61 56

JustWorld International Media Contacts:
Caitlin Demaree-Dyer
cdemaree@justworldinternational.org +1 561 797 9360

Clara Martins
cmartins@justworldeurope.org +32 491 10 95 77

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Transforming Lives Together

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

JustWorld provides financial grants and support for local NGO’s that have honest, committed, and innovative leaders.

CAMBODIA
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
UNITED STATES

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JustWorld’s Pillars of Support

JustWorld supports programs with a holistic approach to providing students the best opportunities to succeed. This approach to fighting poverty means we don’t focus on only one area of need.  For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to focus on four core elements: education, nutrition, health & hygiene and cultural development programs. These elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well-being of children and their communities. JustWorld implements effective education programs with measurable results and nutrition programs because hungry children do not learn. The affiliation with each local partner is maintained through personal relationships with project leaders, frequent project visits, monthly reports and virtual meetings.

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NUTRITION

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& HYGIENE

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CULTURAL
DEVELOPMENT

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Let’s talk about JustWorld Ambassadors.

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

To be an Ambassador means you wish to represent JustWorld by acting as a spokesperson to raise awareness for JustWorld among your friends, local community, at horse shows, and in the media.

Juniors, Amateurs, Professionals, and Technical Officials.

All disciplines. All levels.

Ambassadors pledge to make an annual donation to JustWorld in addition to awareness raising activities. Ambassadors also volunteer their time during JustWorld events. There is no minimum amount an Ambassador is required to pledge.

JustWorld Ambassadors’ efforts to raise funds and awareness are making a difference.

Hundreds of fundraising initiatives such as t-shirt sales, pizza and bake sales, and JustWorld Horseless Horse shows are put on by Ambassadors throughout the year. These endeavors not only raise awareness for our cause, but the proceeds from Ambassador fundraisers go directly to the JustWorld projects.

I WANT TO BE A JUSTWORLD AMBASSADOR.

Say hello to…

Ambassador Spotlight: Naya Shim

Naya Shim Naya is a current junior in high school and has been affiliated with JustWorld for the past four years. Just recently Naya has taken her involvement to a new level by spending her spring and summer as a JustWorld intern. Since first joining the JustWorld Family, Naya was excited to get started as a change maker! Between riding and school, Naya has taken every opportunity she could to…

Ambassador Spotlight: Kat Southam

Kat Southam Professional Dressage Ambassador Kat Southam from the west coast aims to go above and beyond as a change maker. Being an Ambassador for JustWorld and helping to support 6,000 children in our projects really resonates with Kat as it relates to her personal life experiences prior to choosing to ride for a cause with JustWorld. Independently, Kat has traveled to Cambodia and has seen firsthand just how eager…

Ambassador Spotlight: Alexander Zetterman

Alexander Zetterman A professional show jumper from Sweden, Alex has been an active Ambassador since 2013. From sporting his JustWorld gear and competing in his JustWorld show coat, Alex has always been eager to contribute in any way he can. He joined the most recent trip to visit our project in Guatemala, Los Patojos, which he claims was truly a life changing experience. Alex has also participated in a number…

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Florida International Youth Dressage Championships and JustWorld Partner for Fourth Year

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments
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The 2019 Florida International Youth Dressage Championships (FIYDC), presented by Sarah Davis, Terri Kane, USEF Dressage Owners Task Force, Hampton Green Farm, and Dressage4Kids, has once again selected JustWorld International as their official charity partner. 

The annual event was held during Week 8 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival on February 27-March 3 at Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. These championships are more than a competition; they offer riders, from ponies and children to juniors, young riders and under-25 divisions, the chance to compete on a larger scale and showcase their talent at one of the best dressage competitions in the world. A total of 28 riders proudly represented their nations, including Canada, Germany, Spain and the United States.

To kick off the competition week, JustWorld’s headquarters organized a “Taco Tuesday Welcome Dinner” hosted by Sarah Davis. This fun-filled evening gathered competitors and their parents together not only to learn more about JustWorld’s mission and the educational and nutritional projects they support, but also how the international equestrian community has supported these powerful programs, changing thousands of lives around the world. Lendon Gray of Dressage4Kids shared that their partnership with JustWorld is a wonderful opportunity for youth riders to learn and grow. 

Sarah Davis added, “While the competition is a major component of the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, so is the chance for riders from different regions of the country and nations around the world to meet and spend time together. The week of events and riding all play a part in producing well-rounded athletes.”

Upon the close of the final day of competition, the riders’ scores were not the only remarkable outcomes resulting from this exciting week of competition. An amazing group of JustWorld supporters once again this year made a donation on behalf of the top finishers in each division. This generous donation provided the winners with an opportunity to collaborate with one another and determine which programs their division’s portion of the donation would fund at JustWorld’s projects.

U25 Riders Natalie Pai, Camille Carier Bergeron, and Hope Cooper decided to focus their portion of the donation to health check-ups for those who cannot afford to see a doctor. During an interview, they shared how important good health is when getting an education. A hungry child cannot learn, but a sick child cannot go to school so it is essential in supporting each child’s academic career. Additionally, Younger Rider Vanessa Creech-Terauds shared, “In my group, we discussed how we wanted to help as many children as possible. We believe that by focusing on a child’s health, you are also able to help the entire family and community as a whole.” 

JustWorld is grateful for this partnership with the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships and the tremendous opportunity to share their mission with other passionate riders who want to ride for a cause. If you would like to join JustWorld, please visit: www.justworldinternational.org

About JustWorld International

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities around the world by funding education and nutrition programs.