Activities taking place outside of class room hours have been proven to be instrumental in developing positive behaviors, teaching productivity, providing positive peer group communications, and help young people to realize they have something to contribute.Youth involved in these programs are less likely to engage in high risk activities such as experimentation with alcohol, drugs, sex and criminal elements.After school activities are especially needed in low and moderate income communities.
Out of school hours activities include hands on training. Activities include familiarization with animal related career opportunities and training in basic animal care, recognition and prevention of animal illnesses, and community services like animal adoption, animal intake and animal cruelty investigation. Youth participants gain exposure to the world of work will be introduced to career opportunities in the world of animal care and learn universal life skills of responsibility, promptness, kindness, commitment and respect for others.
These students also learn technical job skills including on-line publishing, newsletter creation and WEB site support.
Contact us for more information and if your school on St. Croix would like to particiate in this program.