Purina proudly calls St. Louis, Missouri home, and takes supporting their communities very seriously. Since many St. Louis youth face academic challenges tied to poverty, Purina set out to find a program to reach at-risk kids that linked social and emotional learning with their core mission of providing supplies to people - Read more
Home/Blog/ May 2017 A Harvard University research study, Navigating SEL from the Inside Out: Looking Inside & Across 25 Leading SEL Programs, found The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to be one of the most impactful programs teaching social and emotional skills. The report is designed to help schools and out-of-school-time programs better - Read more
Two National Student Mutt-i-grees® Ambassadors in California — Julissa Ortez, 10, from the Fenton STEM Academy, and Myleen Acevedo, 7, from the Fenton Charter Leadership Academy, both in Sun Valley, Calif. — took center stage as special guests on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show, hosted by Kym Douglas and John Salley. The dog-star of the national broadcast was Jeter, the inaugural member of our canine classroom corps.
Home/Blog/ “Bow-Wow-Meow-Meow! Adopt a Cat or Dog Right Now” Oklahomans take football seriously, so when it came to gearing up for Kitten Bowl IV, the MUTTS Club at Curtis Inge Middle School in Noble, Okla., had no trouble getting into the game.The action began on Friday - Read more
We are honored that The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum has been recognized as a revolutionary education program that needs to be shared with the world. It was selected from almost 1,000 international entrants for its unique groundbreaking efforts to enhance the social and emotional competence of children. International researchers and educators rigorously evaluated programs for their originality, impact, and ability to be expanded to a global scale to teach children in many different cultures.
Home/Blog/ In California: Two Ambassadors and One Great Dog Steal the Show on Hallmark Channel On March 31, two of our National Student Mutt-i-grees Ambassadors sat down to discuss their experience in the program. With the help of a canine veteran of the Curriculum, the - Read more
In 2013, the EPIC Coalition, a nonprofit in Port Girardeau, Mo., wanted to develop a program using the power of the human-animal bond to help kids develop the skills to resist the pitfalls of drug and substance abuse. That’s when the Coalition discovered the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum…and EPIC Pals was born. With the Curriculum providing structure and substance, EPIC (Early Prevention Impacts Community) applied for a grant to create a drug abuse prevention program combining social-emotional learning with positive-reinforcement dog training classes.