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It is important to foster the innate kindness of each child by reaching youth in or outside of a classroom setting. Get ideas and how-tos from humane education programs across the nation here.

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From the Magazine

  • Three Mascoteers

    Shelter mascots act as ambassadors and help educate visitors and children about pet care and shelter programs.

  • A Novel Approach

    Kids and cats bond over bookes in shelter reading program.

  • Learning the ROPs

    At Burbank Animal Shelter, kids learn to care, clean and prepare for a possible animal career.

  • The Kids Are All Right

    Founded in 2006, Rescue U is a unique program that sends college students from around the country to do repairs and construction work at shelters that have requested help.

  • Kids Rock!

    Does your shelter need an energy boost? By recruiting young people, you can acquire a volunteer force that’s brimming with energy and enthusiastic about helping animals.

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Policies & Programs

  • Humane Education Programs

    Whether you have an established youth education program or are looking to start one from the ground up, the Humane Society of the United States, can help.


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