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April 6th, 1pm EST
Engaging Teen Leaders in Your Community
Bailey Gilbert, PAWS
Engaging teens in our communities is the next step to creating the next generation of environmental advocates, animal shelter employees, volunteers, wildlife donors, and more. Through a multi-visit teen club, PAWS created a space for multiple high schools to be represented in a mission-driven, service-learning club. These teens investigated and developed solutions to issues facing companion animals and wildlife. These issues were presented by staff of PAWS while members also explored a vast breadth of animal related careers. This club allowed PAWS to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the biodiversity of our community. Overall, the PAWS Teen Club allowed for developing public speaking and leadership skills, as well as a service-focused mindset in a supportive environment. Programs like the PAWS Teen Club allow your organization to inspire future leaders and bring Humane Education programming beyond the shelter.
Bailey Gilbert is the Education Coordinator for the education department at PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lynnwood, Washington. She has a background in environmental education and passionately believes that educating the youth of today will enhance our chances of a greater tomorrow. At PAWS she has helped create an asynchronous virtual humane education program as well as a multi-visit teen program focused on mission-driven, service-based learning.
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