Everyone can affect change no matter what their age. The Mutt-i-grees National Ambassador program encourages students to give a voice to homeless animals. During the pandemic more animals are suffering than ever. In collaboration with their peers, students can help put an end to animal abuse by creating change through their own actions and educating others. The animals aren’t the only ones who benefit, students win by learning humane education and service skills.
Once a student is sponsored by an educator the opportunities are endless. For one year, a student develops their own animal welfare and humane projects with a goal of inspiring and educating others along the way.
Our ambassadors have boundless energy and enthusiasm. The things they have accomplished in a short time, at such a young age are astonishing.
At just 9 years old, Jayden of California created a website to connect people looking to adopt, with his local shelter.
Another 9-year-old, Rachel of Maryland implemented an animal food drive in her community and received a huge hand from Target with a donation to help her cause. She collected lots animal food to be brought to her local shelter.
During the pandemic, kids had to think outside the box too. Thirteen-year-old TJ, of New York, virtually presented information about rescue and spread the word to get animals adopted. Students aged 11-13 from New York’s Churchill School created videos of themselves reading Mutti-i-grees Curriculum recommended stories to elementary school students and answered questions about rescue. They raised funds for their local shelter by selling masks, sanitizer bottles, pens, and stickers.
Siblings Mika’il, Ayaan, and Sofia Naqvi, ages 14, 12, and 9 from Connecticut donated the proceeds from their “Ornament Anchor” business to North Shore Animal League America. They also made dog treats for rescue pups in animals shelters and created a video about the journey of a rescue pet from rescue to adoption.
Even the Boy Scouts got involved. Thomas, 10, of Florida, sold cookies with his troop and scheduled a donation drive where 150 pounds of dry cat and dog food were accumulated. As if that weren’t enough, he teamed with a car wash to donate 30% of their proceeds to the local shelter.
For more information about our National Student Ambassador program, watch these videos that were featured at the 2021 North Shore Animal league Giving Day event or visit the Student Ambassador main page.
A Giving Day Message from our President
Mutt-i-grees Ambassador Montage