In a time when video games and cell phones socially isolate our youth, they miss out on developing social skills which will help them be more successful in life.  Our program is designed to promote trust, friendships and foster healthy relationships within their families and the community.  We encourage our students to set goals and achieve their full potential.

Students will receive a Standing Tall T-shirt that is to be worn every week.  We will also provide beverages and snacks.


Our programs and activities are totally free.  Currently, our target group is for youth ages seven and up.  Parents may enroll their children by giving us a call or email.  We will send an application for you to complete or you can download the forms needed below.   


The Process: 

1. Complete the Application paperwork. 

Send the application by email: standingtall.lifeskills@gmail.com

or by mail to Attn: Michelle Cannon, President, 116 Flossmoor Circle, Crossville, TN 38558.

2. Standing Tall Staff will call parent/guardian for an Intake Screening/Needs Assessment,

3. Student will be notified when to start,

Stand Up 2 Hour Class

This course is a basic introduction to horses and groundwork.  This class is designed for Veterans, agencies,  schools, or parents to refer their students to become acquainted with learning life skills from a horse.  This program will be available soon.


Standing Tall 6 Week Class

This course is a comprehensive six-week course developed to introduce life skills with the help of our horses.  Parents may sign their children up for the course. For more info and placement, contact Michelle Salazar, President at 931-200-2195.  These dates are subject to change.

Session One- Saturday, March 20 - April 24

Session Two - Saturday, May 1 - June 5th 

Session Three, Thurs., May 27 - July 1

Session Four, Thurs., July 8 - August 12

Session Five, Saturday, August 21- September 25 

Standing Tall -Living in Excellence Program

This is a seven-week faith-based life skills program for adults.  Each life skills has a biblical reference.  A parenting class and financial responsibility are included in this program.  Participants interact and ride horses forming a bond of trust and love.  This class is by appointment only suitable for groups.

Available Classes

Class Schedule

Our Classes are held at The Standing Tall Workshop and Arena across from Wildwood Stables, or at the greenhouse at Wildwood.

1450 Westchester Drive, Crossville, TN. 

The 2021 Schedule 

Saturday - March 20- April 24th

Saturday - May 1 - June 5th

Thurs. - May 27- July 1st

Thurs. - July 8 - August 12

Saturday, August 21- September 25

The program  is 100% FREE  for  participants!

To learn more about Wildwood Stables, please click the icon below. You will be directed to the website.


Youth Class Application

Adult Class Application

Waiver of Liability

We'd love to receive feedback from students & family members who have participated in our classes! Feedback is valuable and vital to our program so we can make sure we are providing the absolute BEST services to those in our classes.

Please click the link below to answer some questions about our program.

Thank you!

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Standing Tall Life Skills Program, Inc.

Phone Numbers:

Volunteer Coordinator: Karin Wetzel  317-910-0404

Student Class Coordinator: Teri Lynes, 614-209-1168

Executive Director: Barbara Brown: 614-205-3958 


President: Michelle Cannon, 931-200-2195 

Mailing Address:

Attn: Michelle Cannon, President

116 Flossmoor Circle 

Crossville, TN 38558