For Immediate Release
May 25, 2022
The KEEP Foundation Launches Youth Grant Program
Lexington, Ky. Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation has launched its first annual youth grant program. The KEEP Foundation is committed to helping support youth who want to become involved with the equine industry for the first time, or continue their involvement in the equine industry.
The KEEP Foundation Youth Grant is available to individuals ages 21 and under who want to attend an equine educational opportunity in Kentucky, who have an interest and desire to be involved with the industry, but lack the financial support.
“We are excited to provide this opportunity to Kentucky’s youth,” said Alexandra Harper, Executive Director of the KEEP Foundation. “The equine industry depends on the next generation of equine enthusiasts to become involved as much as possible, and the KEEP Foundation wants to make sure that a variety of industry pathways are available to our youth and a lack of financial support doesn’t keep them from participating.”
Youth grants of up to $500 are available, and the application period is open from June 1 through July 29. For more information or to apply for a youth grant, please visit HERE.
The KEEP Foundation has expanded its programming in recent years. In addition to its monthly Equine Educational Luncheon Series and its Workforce Initiatives, the Foundation has also partnered with Amplify Horse Racing, to launch its Equine Career Tours Series and Amplify Junior (sponsored by MyRacehorse).
All of these programs and initiatives would not be possible without the support of Kentucky’s equine industry and proceeds from the KEEP Foundation’s Seattle Slew license plate.
If you would like to support the KEEP Foundation’s education initiatives, donations can be made HERE.
ABOUT THE KEEP FOUNDATION
The mission of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), established in 2014, is to support the economic success of Kentucky’s signature industry by ensuring its continued economic viability, making the industry accessible for all who want to participate, introducing more young people to the industry and its opportunities, and educating the people of the Commonwealth about the importance of horses to the state, its economy, its heritage, and its people. www.thekeepfoundation.org