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.
For the third year in a row, a group of students from St. Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven, CT spent a fun and fur-filled week at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, NY, learning all about animals—and also about important qualities like respect, caring and responsibility.