Our Mission : Equine Assisted Therapy

Scholl Community Impact Group is a 501(c)(3) "not for profit" organization that strives to provide purposeful, supervised interactions with horses for families and individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities.

Thank You for Your Support

Dear Friends,

Scholl Community Impact Group (SCIG) would like to thank all of you who contributed to our yearly fundraiser. Even though we were unable to host our annual dinner and auction, you generously supported SCIG with your financial gifts. Your kindness will help us to continue to make an impact on the area’s autistic and special needs children through equine assisted therapy.

We are excited to announce that we have reached 60% of our financial goal of $560,000 for the heated indoor arena! This has allowed us to purchase land, install electric service, and add fencing and a road. We have also begun creating a sensory path for the students to use as their riding skills improve.

The builder is finalizing plans with an anticipated ground breaking in late summer, followed by construction. As the remaining 40% ($224,000) of the funds are raised, the project can continue with indoor electricity and heating, the classroom/viewing room, and washroom facilities. We look forward to the completion of this amazing project because it represents the ability of SCIG to further fulfill its mission: to provide purposeful, supervised interactions with horses for families and individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities.

We appreciate your continued support,

Scholl Community Impact Group
501(c) 3 not for profit organization

Our Programs:

Blazing a New Trail

Autism Support Group Program

School Curriculum Courses

Teach Social Skills, Respect, Trust & Teamwork

Thank you SO much for your dedication to Camp AweSum and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. We are so grateful for you and your generous volunteers. I appreciate greatly the thought and time you put into meeting the needs of these kids.

- Glenis Benson, Founder & Director Camp AweSum

The horses and your staff bring a huge smile to his face. Your program is a fabulous addition to our week. It is something Michael looks forward to every year.

- Mark and Lisa Robbins, Camp AweSum Campers

Your horses opened the understanding that therapy doesn't have to be a traditional couch therapy. For us, that opened the door to therapy that actually helps my kids. Thank you for your time and the gift that you bring.

- Tracy Sirna, mother of 3 kids on the autism spectrum

The smiles on my sons' faces when they are in the saddles is priceless! Thank you!

- Kristin Wahl, mom of Jackson and Chase

I don't know that our kids would have the opportunity outside of camp to be around horses. So having them at camp is truly an experience they will treasure and remember for ever.

- The Rose Family

I have personally experienced Lenelle's patience when we worked to get Brysson up on a horse the very first time. We worked as a team - and as a result, he rides every year at camp.

- Amy Dahlin, Brysson, Drew and Blake's mom

We are SO thankful for your time and unconditional love that you give to our children. You are the best!

  • The Hansens, Dan, Jodi, Dayton, Maddie and Lexie

It is always a highlight of our camp to see our anxious son, Eli up on that horse relaxed and happy; hugging every inch of that horse with his body. We know that the horse day is going to be a great day at camp.

- Amy, Troy, Hannah & Eli Bushman

I have had the privilege of hearing a non verbal child speak for the first time at the mere sight of the horses. I have watched otherwise shy children come out of their shells.

- Kristin Underwood, Group Leader Camp AweSum

About Scholl Community Impact Group

Scholl Community Impact Group was founded by Lenelle Scholl. Lenelle has lived in Winchester WI all her life, and has been passionately working with horses for the past sixty years. At the bright young age of six years old she got her first horse. Over the years she has mastered, trained, bred, shown horses, and instructed students in Western, Dressage, Jumping, and Eventing. Over the years she has realized her passion which is working with kids at risk and on the Autism Spectrum. Horses are the true teachers and heroes, us humans facilitate the process. This program is her true passion.

Scholl Community Impact Group is a unique, welcoming environment where the focus is on possibilities, not disabilities. Through the power of the horse, connections are made that deliver proven results that go beyond the barn. For 9 years, our organization continues to serve Northern Wisconsin delivering excellence in programming with the very best staff, horses and volunteers.

Individuals of all abilities benefit from Scholl Community Impact Group programming. Participants range in age from as young as 3 years of age to those who are young at heart well into his or her 90's. Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavior, psychological, and sensory challenges. Some of these include autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual and learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and sensory integration processing disorders.

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