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The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is one of the Wallace Foundation’s 25 Leading SEL Programs

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 understand the content of SEL approaches within and across a wide variety of programs that can be used with elementary school-aged children.

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In Manhattan, New York: Discovering the Library Next Door

Despite the engaging programs that public libraries offer, these repositories of knowledge are often underappreciated and underused. One school in New York has found a way to get students more involved in their local library by implementing the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum into their activities.

In Connecticut: Stepping Up to Save Shelter Pets

A Connecticut children’s museum has discovered that, thanks to the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a visit to the museum can teach kids a lot about shelter pets, while encouraging them to become activists and advocates for rescue.

In Missouri: What’s Happening Is...Well..."EPIC!"

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.

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 students connected the dots between humans and animals.