Humane Society of Huron Valley: Youth Programs

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Youth Programs

HSHV offers Humane Education programs for children of all ages. Here are some of our great programs:

Little Paws Story Time (Ages 2-5)

Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones, ages 2-5, to HSHV’s Little Paws program to have a paws-itively fun time! This program is held the first and third Thursday of the month and select Thursday evenings. Little Paws story time includes animal themed stories, crafts and a visit from one of our furry friends! Pre-registration for this event is not required, but is recommended. There is a $5 program fee per child that can be paid at the door. We hope to see you there! 
  • REGISTER for Thursday, December 3rd 10:30-11:30am
  • REGISTER for SPECIAL EVENING STORY TIME: Stories with Santa Paws, Friday, December 11th 6:30-8:00pm (all ages) 
  • REGISTER for Thursday, December 17th 10:30-11:30am 
  • REGISTER for Thursday, January 7th, 10:30-11:30am
  • REGISTER for Thursday, January 21st, 10:30-11:30am 

Pets and Pajamas Movie Night (Ages 5 to 11)

What could be more fun than spending your Friday night with our furry friends at HSHV?
This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 5 to 11 and will include adoptable animal interactions, a vegetarian dinner and an animal themed movie with popcorn! Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a sleeping bag and pillow and be ready for some animal themed fun while parents enjoy a night out on the town! Pets and Pajamas movie night is offered on Friday evenings and is a great way for children to enjoy some after hours time at HSHV! Each session of the Pets and Pajamas Movie Night will feature a different movie and activities. If the program date you are interested in is sold out, please click here to add your name to our waitlist: Pets and Pajamas Waitlist

  • REGISTER for December 4th, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for December 18th, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for January 15th, 2016 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for February 5th, 2016 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for February 19th, 2016 (5 to 9pm) 

Junior Volunteers Program (Ages 12-17):

We are offering a 6-session Junior Volunteers Program to help youth engage in and learn about some of the fantastic volunteer opportunities at our shelter! Working alongside our Humane Educator, Volunteer Coordinator and a mentor volunteer, youth in the J.V. program will attend six volunteer training sessions in which they will learn different procedures, policies and safety precautions for working with and caring for animals.
Each session consists of a 45-minute volunteer training program and 75 minutes of onsite volunteer time. Registered youth who attend all six sessions will receive twelve hours of volunteer time, which can be used towards required community service hours. Upon completion of all six sessions, certified Junior Volunteers will have opportunities to volunteer at HSHV!  For more information on our Junior Volunteer program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.  
Scholarship Information:
Limited scholarships are available for students in financial need and would not otherwise be able to participate in the program. The deadline for the January/February application is Friday, Dec. 4th at 4pm. Please visit this link to access the application: JV Scholarship Application 

Registration Information:
The next session of the JV program will begin in January. Please see below for scheduled class times. Registration for these classes will open on Wednesday, December 9th at noon. Registration is done online only so please do not call or come up to HSHV to register. The registration links will appear below around noon on Dec. 9th. You may need to refresh your page to see them appear.
Waitlist Information:
Waitlists from previous sessions are not carried over. Once a class is sold out a new waitlist link will be provided on this page. 
January/February Session Dates and Times: 
**you must be able to attend all six dates of the selected class. Make up dates are not available and a missed class will delay completion of the program**
Tuesday Evenings Classes 4-6pm
January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd and 9th 
Thursday Evening Classes 4-6pm   
January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and February 4th and 11th 
Saturday Morning Classes 10am-12pm  
January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th, 13th 

Saturday Afternoon Classes 2-4pm 
January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th, 13th 
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