Shelly Wood and Mercedes Fort are friends and co-workers who are making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in Missouri with the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. Shelly and Mercedes work for EPIC (Early Prevention Impacts Community), a non-profit organization with a goal to promote healthy attitudes and behaviors of youth in Southeast Missouri.
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.
This summer, students from St. Martin de Porres Marianist School in Uniondale, NY participated in a week-long internship at North Shore Animal League America as part of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. This is the second year that the school has partnered with the Animal League for this unique program.
The Gardiner Library in Gardiner, NY enjoyed incorporating Mutt-i-grees in the Library into their summer programming this year. Several guest speakers visited the library with service and therapy dogs to present to children in Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Newton Public Library in Newton, Kansas has been working with Caring Hands Humane Society to bring the Mutt-i-grees® message to their community.