LEAP at Sale Ranch

A Compassionate Alternative to FHA and 4H Programs

What Is LEAP?

LEAP (Leaders for Ethics, Animals, and the Planet) was created as a compassionate alternative that was Inspired by former 4H and FFA students who wished to complete their programs without sending their beloved animals to slaughter. This initiative has since evolved into a nationwide educational movement in which Sale Ranch is proud to participate.

LEAP is a humane education program for high school students, providing a compassionate and empathetic alternative. This comprehensive four-year program is taught by Sale Ranch and other participating animal sanctuaries nationwide.

LEAP combines interactive curriculum modules with hands-on learning activities, leadership training, and real-world skill development. It aims to prepare the next generation of changemakers to address issues like animal cruelty, climate change, food deserts, and habitat loss. LEAP encourages students to devise solutions for a more compassionate, sustainable food system.

Roo the Goat at SRAS
Rescued pig at SRAS

2024-2025 Workshop Schedule

All LEAP Workshops are held the second Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 2 PM with lunch provided Dates:

    • September 14, 2024
    • October 12, 2024
    • November 9, 2024
    • December 14, 2024
    • January 11, 2025
    • February 8, 2025
    • March 8, 2025
    • April 12, 2025
    • May 10, 2025 – Celebration Event


Required Volunteers Hours: 4 hours per month at Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Temecula, California Program Details: Limited to 5 students only Activities and Learning:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Four hours of monthly volunteer service at Sale Ranch for the program duration
  • Work directly with farmed animals
  • Learn and work in the regenerative gardens
  • Address climate and food system challenges
  • Develop leadership skills

Apply Today!

Applications for LEAP at Sale Ranch are open from May 20 to August 25, 2024. Acceptance notifications will be sent by September 1, 2024. Eligible students must be 16 years or older.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Eligibility for letters of recommendation
  • Connection with a network of nonprofits and mentors

Ready to make a difference? Apply now!

The cowgirls at SRAS