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Mutt-i-grees Camp Offers Students A Meaningful Summer Experience

This summer, students from the M.U.T.T.S. Club in Van Buren County, AR participated in a week-long Mutt-i-grees Summer Camp, where they completed a variety of service learning projects that benefit the people and animals in their community, including volunteering at local animal shelters and visiting with senior citizens at Ozark Health Nursing Home in Clinton, AR. The concept of M.U.T.T.S. began in 2011 when Van Buren County high school students expressed that they would like to form a school-based club which could participate in Mutt-i-grees service learning activities and organize fundraisers to raise awareness for shelter pets. The M.U.T.T.S. acronym, which stands for “Motivated, Understanding, Thoughtful Teenage Students, was conceptualized by the students themselves, which we think is pretty awesome! Now established in all three junior high schools and high schools in Van Buren County, M.U.T.T.S. Clubs are thriving. Members have sponsored adoptathons for local animal shelters, volunteered at local shelters and rescue centers, helped with mobile spay/neuter clinics, and participated in many service learning activities in their communities. To learn more, please visit http://education.muttigrees.org/students/mutts-clubs.

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