Thank you to the ASPCA for a grant award of $10,000
Harnessing the therapeutic power of dogs to help under-served and vulnerable youth build empathy, self-esteem, and the skills and behaviors that foster positive relationships with family, peers and the community.
A Fair Shake for Youth partners with schools and community organizations to offer programs to youth 12-20 that combine hands-on work with registered therapy dogs and a curriculum of dog-related topics that addresses issues that often resonate with the youth’s own life experience.
As youth learn basic dog handling skills they care for and nurture another living being, experience the love, affirmation and connectedness dogs offer so freely, and build a positive relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Simply getting a dog to “sit” can give a youth permission to envision greater possibilities for their own future.