American Recreation Resource 
and Education Center, Inc. 
American Recreation Resource and Education Center, Inc. (ARREC), is pleased to announce an additional program, Stable Influence©. This program revolves around the utilization of horses as “educators” for at risk and troubled youth. It will also work with selected work release persons to develop equine care skills which can lead to job pportunities.

These programs will be done with the coordination of activities through the appropriate departments of the Hancock County Prosecutor’s office. ARREC Founder Judith Shepherd and the Board of Directors are currently evaluating property in Hancock County on which the Stable Influence© facility and the national headquarters of the association will be developed. ARREC does workshops for youth coaches in a variety of sports. Well known and respected authorities in various sports conduct youth sport coach clinics. Basketball instructors include ARREC Board member Darnell Hillman and Billy Keller. Other programs of ARREC include the Native American Recreation and Sport Institute (NARSI) established in 1996, and the Circle of Hope Golf Classic (COH)established 1994. George McGinnis, ARREC Board, has served as the Honorary Chairman of the COH.

The major fund-raising program is being kicked-off within the month. For further information contact

ARREC at 1547 N. State Street, Box 197, Greenfield, IN 4640, or call 317-604-1649.

Volunteers and donations are welcome.

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A 501(c)(3) Organization
"Sharing Knowledge to Build Better Tomorrows"

Purpose:  It is the goal of ARREC to provide resource assistance and
educational programs for persons working with "at-risk" youths.

. Youth Recreation Education For Adults Gangs, school drop-out rates, substance abuse, alcoholism, teen pregnancy, AIDS, FAS, suicide, diabetes and other diseases are all negative aspects of the lives of today's youths.  A proven, positive way to combat these problems is a solid recreation program implemented by well-trained adults in the management and coaching positions.

The American Recreation Resource and Education Center, Inc. (ARREC) was established in 1994, for the sole purpose of assisting recreation department personnel and volunteers in sharing their ideas, exchanging resource information, and training youth coaches and organization leaders.  By "pooling" information instead of various communities and regions spending time "re-inventing the wheel", more energy can be put forth in the implementation of various recreational programs for the youths of the nation.

Adults from around the Nation agree:
Getting high on team spirit is better than getting high on drugs and alcohol.
Positive achievements contribute to the developement of a happier child.
Hanging with the team is better than hanging with the gang.
Catching a fly ball is good.  Catching AIDS is not good.
"Playing around" often leads to teen pregnancy.
Being physically fit is better than being sick.
It is okay to steal second base but not cars.
Making a good play earns compliments.
Parents behavior can be a problem too!
Depression leads to suicide.
Too few parents volunteer.
Never enough time--

The classes provided by ARREC are based in part on one of  the world's foremost programs in the field of youth recreation, American Sport EducationProgram (ASEP).  In addition to the ASEP studies, other activities and specific issues regarding the role of recreation and exercise are available through ARREC.   Although some will try to infer that full knowledge can be gained via the Internet using solitude study, do not be fooled by this method of learning. It is only a portion of what is needed to have an adequate education in the endeavor of youth sport administration and coaching. There is no substitute for the exchange of ideas and the networking done at workshops. Without these exchanges of information only a small portion of knowledge is gained. We have found that no one publisher has enough information for our attendees. We have combined a variety of outstanding publications, videos, and sources of information to develop our unique culturally aware programs.

Children of all cultures and of all economic levels deserve the opportunity to participate in recreational activities led by knowledgable adults.  In a recent check of various youth sport rule books an interesting fact was noted.  The rules of the sport games did not change from region to region; from community to community; nor, from inner-city to rural areas.

The Native American Recreation Education Workshop is open to any one working
with "at-risk" children ages 5 through 14.  We hope to see you at the next conference.

Judith G. Shepherd
ARREC Co-founder


Chris Schenkel


Judith G. Shepherd,
Founder of Charisma Productions Inc. 

* Board of Advisors *
  • Darnell "Dr. Dunk" Hillman, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis, IN
  • Billy Keller, Indiana Pacers
  • Aaron Manwell - Recreation Director, Jicarilla Apache Tribe,  NM
  • Rebecca V. Martin - (Acoma Pueblo), Bear Creek, Indianapolis, IN
  • George McGinnis - former NBA All-Star, Indianapolis, IN 
  • Gary A. Sailes, Ph.D. - Indiana University,  Bloomington, IN 
  • Jeff  Vessely, Ed.D. -  IUPUI,  Indianapolis, IN 

SPONSORS  2005-2011
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ARREC Presents:

Native American Recreation & Sport Institute
Native American Recreation Education Workshops

ARREC Instructors
Circle of Hope Golf Classic


For further information call:    317-604-1649


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