This event is part of the Mutt-i-grees’ Author Read Aloud Series, an extended piece to the PreK-12 curriculum. The curriculum is a unique experiential program that bridges social emotional learning with humane education developed in partnership by North Shore Animal League America and Yale University.
Animal League America has saved more than 1.1 million lives. As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home. Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare. We reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. www.animalleague.org
About MUTT-I-GREE® CURRICULUM
Launched in 2010, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum uses the natural affinity between children and animals to teach social-emotional learning (SEL) skills like empathy, self-confidence, teamwork, and decision-making. At the same time, students learn that shelter pets make excellent family companions, and that all of us — including kids — have the power to make a positive difference in our communities and in the lives of homeless animals. The Curriculum was developed by Yale University’s School of the 21st Century and The Pet Savers Foundation™ (the program development arm of North Shore Animal League America.) Today, our versatile Curriculum, which is used in schools, afterschool programs, special education settings, and other venues, inspires kids to become caring, responsible citizens who see the link between a civil society and the humane treatment of animals. www.muttigrees.org
About KAREN WINNICK
KAREN B. WINNICK is the author of more than a dozen picture books for children, most of which she’s illustrated. An animal lover, she serves on several boards devoted to the well-being of animals and as president of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission. She’s a graduate of Syracuse University, mother of three grown sons, grandmother of eight, and minder of five pups. She and her husband reside in Los Angeles.