We are excited to launch our PAWSitive Youth Program. If you have a child between the ages of 8 and 17, you are invited to complete the information request form below. This request form does not commit you to the program but let’s us know that you’re interested about learning more so we can mail you the complete information packet. This will be our pilot year and we have lined up great guest speakers, fun projects and informative field trip.
The purpose behind the PAWSitive Youth Program is to teach your child that dogs and cats are important members of our community. Not only are these animals capable of feeling and loving, they help make our world a better a place. We will look at the value of the companion pet to the family, senior citizens, and children and adults with physical and/or mental challenges. We will learn about service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue teams, K9 police officers and military dogs. We will explain what it means to be a responsible pet parent and teach the children the importance of protecting and defending these magnificent little creatures. We will examine the roll the non-profit animal rescues play in their communities. We will also look at careers involving animals from becoming a licensed veterinary assistant to a Doctor of veterinary medicine.
The classes are free. We will meet just once a month on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The classes last for 6 months and once your child graduates, they can then move on to serve on our Junior Volunteer Board of Directors where they will learn Roberts Rules of Order, how a non-profit board functions and will help with planning two kid friendly educational fundraisers a year. The exposure that this class will provide will not only encourage your child to be a messenger of change with a sense of community and service, but may also help count towards volunteer hours required by youth social or academic groups and college applications.
Please complete the following form and we will mail you a complete information packet with event calendar.