The Mutt-i-grees team from North Shore Animal League America and Yale University's School of the 21st Century is pleased to partner with Queens College Professional and Continuing Studies Department to offer The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program - Theory and Practicum for Classroom Implementation.
The lessons in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum teach critical social and emotional skills, which in turn, help students to connect with their peers, the educators and administrators at their schools, and their communities as a whole. As a way to reinforce the skills learned in the classroom, Norma Meek, Mutt-i-grees Educational Consultant and National Peer Trainer, conceptualized a new initiative focused on community engagement: the Mutt-i-grees retreat. She collaborated with educators in Van Buren County, AR and Boyd County, KY to pilot the program this fall, with fantastic results.
Thanks to the support of Caitlyn Colman-McGaw, programming assistant for young adult education and engagement at New York Public Library, branches across the boroughs are joining our Mutt-i-grees in the Library initiative and introducing children, teens, and families to the importance of shelter pet adoption.
Meet the "Zoo Crew" from St. Martin De Porres Marianist School in Long Island, NY! These awesome 5th graders are responsible for the care of the school's birds, fish, and turtle, as well as the school dogs, which are a part of North Shore Animal League America's Mutt-i-gree Foster Program.
We are so honored to have a book at Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA dedicated to Mutt-i-grees! Thank you to Lorie Hernesh, Children's Program Coordinator, and all the staff at the library for their continued support of our Mutt-i-grees in the Library initiative.