For the third year in a row, Project C.A.R.E. and North Shore Animal League America collaborated on the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum Summer Youth Program for at-risk teens from MercyFirst’s Residential Treatment Center in Syosset, NY.
The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum is designed for use in various classroom settings. When teachers are using the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum for health education, they can be confident that they are addressing the National Health Education Standards.
In July, the Kirkpatrick Foundation invited members of the Mutt-i-grees professional development team to Oklahoma City, OK to participate in a panel presentation at the Oklahoma State Department of Education Vision 2020 Conference. The Kirkpatrick Foundation is a private family foundation located in Oklahoma City with a vision to make Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal by 2032.
In February, the Mutt-i-grees professional development team was invited by Nestor Marcia, Project Director of the Miami-Dade Public School SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, and Mathematics Enhancement) Stars III 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) afterschool program, to introduce the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to educators at four elementary schools.
This summer, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum partnered with Westhab, a non-profit community service organization to bring Mutt-i-grees to approximately 550 students in seven schools in Westchester County, NY. Westhab serves over 1,200 at-risk youth and has chosen to add the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum to its community services and youth services programs with the goal of preventing a next generation of poverty and homelessness by empowering young people.