The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum National Student Ambassadors Program: 2014-2016 Archive
Selected from a group of students in some of the most effective Mutt-i-grees schools and clubs in the country, Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors spend the academic year working on various animal welfare, humane education, and service learning projects of their choosing, with a goal to inspire other students and community members. While last year’s inaugural class of ambassadors set the bar high, we have no doubt that this year’s class will impress. Congratulations to these motivated young leaders – we can’t wait to see what you accomplish this year!
In communities around the country, “Mutt-i-grees” is now part of the local vocabulary, thanks to the leadership of our Mutt-i-grees Curriculum National Student Ambassadors. Though separated by hundreds of miles, these teens share one overriding concern: the wellbeing of animals. Their enthusiasm for the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum — and their willingness to work hard to save lives and educate their peers — continues to inspire us.
This spring, we asked each ambassador to provide a mid-year report. Check out what they’ve been doing!
For loving and fun, all kids will agree,
There’s nothing as sweet as a sweet Mutt-i-gree!
A canine? A feline? Don’t bother to fuss —
They all need what we need — they’re really like us!
Clearly these lines are not up to Dr. Seuss’s imaginative standards, but chances are the man who wrote “The Cat in the Hat,” and “The Lorax,” would happily applaud the word “Mutt-i-gree,” half whimsy, half serious message, and totally delightful to say.
Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors, Ragan Fletcher of Bixby, OK, Layne Meek of Ashland, KY, Gracie Kate Lee of Clinton, AR, and Madalyn Pennington of Bee Branch, AR were recognized in New York this fall by North Shore Animal League America for their outstanding work saving the lives of animals in their communities. The two-day celebration included the presentation of multiple awards and citations, and, of course, plenty of time to cuddle with some adorable puppies and kittens!
It’s one thing to make plans. It’s quite another to make plans happen.
For three high school freshmen who, just months ago were appointed Mutt-i-grees Curriculum National Student Ambassadors for the 2014-15 academic year, the plans they described in their applications are quickly taking hold, not only on their school campuses, but also in their communities.