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 to HSHV’s Little Paws program to have a paws-itively fun time! In order to allow for even more children to attend our story time, we offer this program offsite  at Nicola's Book Store! This program is held the third Saturday of each month at 11am (at Nicola's Bookstore) and includes animal themed stories, crafts and a visit from one of our furry friends! Pre-registration for this event is not required. We hope to see you there! 
  • April 18th: 11am (Location: Nicola's Book Store, 2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor)
  • May 9th: 11am (Location: Nicola's Book Store, 2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor) 

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 once a month 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 Friday, April 17th, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for Friday, May 1st, 2015  (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for Friday, May 22nd, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for Friday, June 5th, 2015 (5 to 9pm)
  • REGISTER for Friday, June 19th, 2015 (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.  
Limited scholarships are available for students in financial need. The scholarship deadline for the May/June session has passed. Please check back in mid-May for information regarding the July/August session scholarship application.
 Both sessions for May/June dates are sold out. To add yourself to the waitlist please the link below. Our next sessions will take place in July/August and information regarding these will be available here in mid-May. 

May/June Session Dates:
Tuesday Evening Class 4-6pm SOLD OUT  
Dates you will need to attend (you must be able to attend all six dates):
May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and June 2nd, 9th
Thursday Evening Class: 4-6pm SOLD OUT 
Dates you will need to attend (you must be able to attend all six dates):
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and June 4th, 11th
Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be holding Saturday sessions of the JV program until the Fall of 2015. Please check back in late August for those dates. After the May/June session, our next weekday session will be held in July/August. Dates for the July/August classes will be posted in mid-May. 
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