Who Are the Students of TTR?

Taking the Reins was created specifically for girls who don’t have an outdoor space with horses, barn animals and gardens a place to develop the life skills necessary when dealing with life on a ‘ranch’. We refer to them as the Four Pillars; Confidence, Responsibility, Teamwork and Leadership.

TTR’s After School Program serves girls attending Title 1 schools throughout Los Angeles at no cost to the girls and their families. Our weekend programming is offered to all girls on a sliding scale, ensuring no one is ever turned away due to lack of funding.

We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where all individuals feel respected, valued and equitably supported to reach their full potential. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory and anti-racist approach in our policies, teaching and programs.

Schools & Communities We Serve

  • Berendo Middle School
  • Beyond the Bell – L.A. Unified School District’s after-school program
  • Big Sisters of Los Angeles – a mentoring program
  • Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto High School
  • Boys and Girls Club of Burbank – recreational and educational activities for youth
  • Camp Scott – a county probation camp for girls in Saugus
  • Camino Nuevo High School
  • Convenant House
  • Dolores Mission Community Day School – a Los Angeles County alternative high school at Dolores Mission
  • Echo Park Boys and Girls Club – recreational and educational activities for youth
  • Five Acres – a group home for L.A. County foster children in Altadena
  • Girls Today Women Tomorrow – a mentoring group for teens in East L.A.
  • Hillsides Home for Children – a home for abused and neglected children in Pasadena
  • Hollywood High School


  • One Voice – a mentoring program for high school students
  • Optimist Youth Homes – a group home for teens
  • PALS (Police Activities League) – an at-risk-youth program coordinated by the police officers in the Hollenbeck, North Hills and Hollywood areas
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Theodore Roosevelt Middle School
  • Union Rescue Mission – serving homeless families
  • Variety Boys and Girls Club – recreational and educational activities for youth in East L.A.
  • Virgil Middle School
  • WYSE – Women and Youth Supporting Each Other
  • Youth Fair Chance – a youth organization that provides gang intervention programs and an on-site alternative high school in Pico Union
  • Youth Referral Program – a delinquency prevention program under the jurisdiction of the Northeast Division of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • YWCA of Glendale