For the second year in a row, Project C.A.R.E. and North Shore Animal League collaborated for the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum Summer Youth Program. Five at-risk teens from MercyFirst’s Residential Treatment Center were chosen to intern at North Shore Animal League in various departments. From Monday through Wednesday for five weeks, the five teens spent three hours with their mentor, a member of Animal League America’s staff.
This summer, North Shore Animal League America welcomed two groups of students who participated in on-site Mutt-i-grees internships as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Both groups learned about what goes on behind the scenes at the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter and participated in an off-site adoption event. During their five-day internship, the student interns spent time reflecting on ways they can help and discussing their feelings about the experience.
Rescued by heroic students, this once-abandoned mother finds her adopter at North Shore Animal League America
In April, we shared the tale of two students who took action when so many people—adults included—may have looked the other way.
On March 13, 2013, Stephanie Ward, a teacher at Clinton Junior High lost her home to a fire. However, thanks to a hero Mutt-i-gree named Bart, no one was hurt. Mrs. Ward’s husband, David, was taking a nap at home when he woke up with Bart on his stomach. The home was already filled with smoke and within minutes it was in flames. The family lost everything and is now in process of rebuilding their lives. The blessing is that David is okay thanks to Bart!
We were thrilled to hear from Jennie Steele, a new Mutt-i-grees Curriculum teacher, who shared this heartwarming story showing the Curriculum in life-saving action!
Ms. Steele, who teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to K-5 at Midland International Elementary School in Colorado Springs, CO, told us about the compassion and dedication that two of her students, Banessa and Jovanny, demonstrated when they discovered an animal in need: