Become a Hero at HSFN!
Hello friends of the Humane Society!
Do you have children between the ages and 6 and 8 and looking for something meaningful for them to participate in this summer free of charge? Then please read on!
At the Humane Society for Greater Nashua we are expanding our programs for school aged kids with our HERO Program offering free activities for kids ages 6-8 at the Humane Society. It starts with our HERO Summer Program, held here at HSFN, on three consecutive Thursdays in July – the 14th, 21st, and 28th from 9:00am to 11:00am featuring fun, crafts and learning. You can attend individual sessions or all three! Children must be accompanied by an adult and have no known pet allergies.
Space is limited! Email us at the HERO Program or call 889-2275 x21.
Read on for more specific information regarding the summer HERO program:
The Humane Society’s Summer HERO Program is designed to nurture kids’ appreciation of living things. It teaches them about the needs and care of pets through teacher led discussions, on-site visits, service projects, and crafts and games.
Every child will learn to be a HERO: Helpful—by completing service projects; Educated—by acquiring knowledge about the welfare and proper treatment of animals; Respectful—by being considerate of people and animals alike; and Outspoken—by developing a lifelong advocacy for animals.
The program will be for 6 to 8 year olds and will take place from 9:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. on three successive Thursdays in July. Each session will begin with a group discussion about the children’s experiences with animals and a lesson on their proper care. This will be followed by a visit to some part of the shelter. Kids will then undertake a service project—something of benefit to the shelter and its inhabitants—and, finally, they will participate in a craft or game, or maybe both.
There are numerous benefits for children participating in this program. They will develop skills related to reading and written expression. They will get to practice their social skills, such as taking turns and sharing in a group. They will improve their ability to communicate by participating in discussions. They will work on creative art projects. They will experience the satisfaction that comes from doing community service.
Finally, the children will learn that the Humane Society is a place where homeless animals are taken care of before they are found a new home. It is a safe and loving place for them. Attendees will learn what kinds of animals are at the shelter and how they are cared for. They will learn about people who work at the shelter (both staff and volunteers) and what their jobs entail. Above all, they will learn that the care and humane treatment of animals, whether homeless or not, is everybody’s responsibility.
Download and enjoy our Hero Summer Newsletter with tips and Activities for kids.