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Leadership Development and Education

From its founding, Horseshoe Farm has been dedicated to preparing the next generation of service leaders in healthcare and education.

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Exhibit wall at the Greensboro Safe House Museum

For “Gap Year” Students – The Horseshoe Farm Fellowship
Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive community based “gap year” service and leadership development program for top recent college graduates from around the nation. Since its launch in 2009, the pioneering program has attracted top students interested in nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship, and community based service leadership, particularly those interested in developing and leading new community based approaches in medicine, healthcare, and education.

For Graduate Students
Horseshoe Farm has worked with a range of graduate programs and students on service-learning and leadership development programs. Since 2007, Horseshoe Farm is grateful to have worked closely with the University of Alabama Community Development Law Clinic to provide hands on nonprofit law experience to University of Alabama Law students while helping to meet Horseshoe Farm’s legal needs. More recently, Horseshoe Farm has partnered with the University of Alabama School of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine to offer elective rotations for medical students, medical residents, and allied health students.

For Undergraduate Students
Since 2006 when undergraduate students helped to start Horseshoe Farm’s after school programs as part of a University of Alabama service learning course, students from the University of Alabama, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, and others have been actively involved in service and learning projects at Horseshoe Farm.

The aim of all of the programs is to help prepare needed service leaders for tomorrow’s communities.