Project CARE (Compassion and Respect Education) is a school year program that invites underserved young people ages 8-14 to participate in humane education activities at the Wisconsin Humane Society. School social workers and community organizations serving inner-city Milwaukee neighborhoods partner with the Wisconsin Humane Society Education Department to bring small groups to the facility for several weeks to participate in activities that focus on developing respect and kindness for animals. The young people learn about dog training, participate in cat socializing, as well as learn about wildlife and ways that they can help animals in our community.
By providing young people with hands-on, informational, fun and positive experiences with animals, we strive to instill empathy and compassion and help break the cycle of violence toward animals and people in our community. Since its inception in 2006, Project CARE has worked with eight organizations and schools reaching nearly 100 young people.
For more information or to get your group involved, contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.