ASPCA Provides Grant for Program to Support Budding Animal Advocates in New York City

Publication Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:45

We have exciting news for middle school students in New York City! The ASPCA has provided a $12,500 grant to Unleashed—a non-profit group that works to build confidence and purpose in young girls—to launch after-school programs to empower young animal advocates.

Participants in the Unleashed after-school programs at various local middle schools will engage in educational programs and projects where they will become animal advocates in their communities. They will learn how to combat problems such as animal homelessness, dog fighting and puppy mills. The girls will also participate in an animal rescue, as well as a social justice carnival.

We’re excited to see these inspiring Unleashed participants make a positive difference for animals in their communities!

Does your family want to get involved? Check out our top ways to help animals in your community, as well as our guide for ways for kids to help shelter pets!

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