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Children’s Museum Offers Mutt-i-grees Storytime

Photo courtesy of The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

Presenting... the 2015-16 Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors

We are delighted to announce this year’s class of Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors!

Selected from a group of students in some of the most effective Mutt-i-grees schools and clubs in the country, Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors spend the academic year working on various animal welfare, humane education, and service learning projects of their choosing, with a goal to inspire other students and community members. While last year’s inaugural class of ambassadors set the bar high, we have no doubt that this year’s class will impress. Congratulations to these motivated young leaders – we can’t wait to see what you accomplish this year!

Fenton Charter Public Schools Announces New School Focused on Social-Emotional Skills

This summer, Fenton Charter Public Schools announced the first day of operations at the Fenton Charter Leadership Academy, the newest school to the FCPS organization. Located in Sun Valley, California, FCLA serves students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and develops future leaders by cultivating each child’s social-emotional skills. FCLA implements the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum in all classrooms to teach important social-emotional skills and create calm, confident, caring children.

Mutt-i-grees in the Library Identifies Four National Exemplary Sites

The Mutt-i-grees team from North Shore Animal League America and Yale University’s School of the 21st Century is delighted to announce the designation of four Mutt-i-grees in the Library national demonstration sites, highlighting libraries, museums, and afterschool programs that are implementing Mutt-i-grees programming in fun and impactful ways. On the basis of the selection criteria described below, we have selected four inaugural sites for a two-year appointment, and will add up to four additional locations annually. The national demonstration sites selected this year are:

Middle Country Public Library Hosts Mutt-i-grees Movie Night

What's better than watching a movie outside with your dog? Not much, according to us! Families in Centereach, NY got a chance to do just that at Middle Country Public Library's Mutts & a Movie program this summer, which was a part of the library's ongoing Mutt-i-grees programming. As the national pilot site for Mutt-i-grees in the Library, MCPL has helped our initiative grow by introducing other libraries to Mutt-i-grees and partnering with local shelters and rescue groups in their community.