Summer Youth Program
Thank you for your interest in Saving Grace’s Summer Youth Program! This is going to be an exciting summer at Saving Grace. This year, the program will feature one-week sessions that provide hands-on, project-based service learning for pre-teens and teens.
Each session will focus on a different aspect of responsible pet ownership and service at the Saving Grace facility. Topics will include overpopulation and the importance of spaying/neutering your pet, and humane pet care. The aim of the program is to not only enrich the lives of teens and animals, but to develop future leaders to become animal advocates.
The Summer Youth Volunteer Program emphasizes service learning. Students in the program will work in the shelter facility, helping to provide care and enrichment of the animals through direct, hands-on approach to common shelter tasks. Daily projects may include basic yard care, kennel cleaning and animal enrichment projects. Students take an active role in the program, working with shelter staff to create a safe, clean and healthy environment for all animals at the shelter.
Each half-day session of the program will run one week during July. Parents will be required to provide transportation to and from the Saving Grace facility for their child. A snack will be provided. Each session costs $50 per participant. Limited scholarships are available.
Drop off locations for the completed applications include the Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center. If a student is not immediately accepted into the program, parents may elect to be on a waiting list. Download Summer Youth Application.
Enrollment is limited to ensure a small student to staff ratio, adequate supervision and meaningful experiences for every child. Participation and enrollment in the program will depend on a completed application and an evaluation process.
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact me.
Youth Volunteer Coordinator
Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center
Our humane education program began in early 2009 by a retired educator and long-time Saving Grace volunteer. Volunteer humane educators work in teams two or three and visit local schools and youth organizations with presentations designed to teach safety and responsibility around familiar and unfamiliar pets. Our humane educators have addressed more than 1,600 students since its inception. Children and teachers alike have enthusiastically embraced our messages and clearly enjoy the opportunity to interact with the animals who accompany us.
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