St. Martin de Porres Academy Students Have A Dog-gone Good Time at North Shore Animal League America
In conjunction with the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, nineteen 5th and 6th grade students from St. Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven, CT participated in a week-long internship at North Shore Animal League America to learn about the shelter life of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
A hands-on behind-the-scenes internship at the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter is the most unique experience a high school student can have. Antonio Mancini, a Mutt-i-grees Teacher of the Month, brought thirteen of her 15-17 year-old students for an intensive 3-day internship where they got a sense of all the work that goes into keeping Animal League America going.
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.
North Shore Animal League America’s Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum Summer Youth Program helps at-risk youth leave trauma behind through their connection with shelter animals.