The Nez Perce Mounted Scholars Program:

The Chief Joseph Foundation partners with the Lapwai Middle School for the Mounted Scholars Program. Students who are at-risk of failure and/or with poor attendance are invited to participate in this program. Each school day the students spend a portion of their day involved in classroom activities learning about the horse, Nez Perce culture, history and traditions. The students also have the hands on experience of working with the horses at the Chief Joseph Foundation. They learn how to groom, saddle and eventually ride the horse.