Kids just love animals. OBOL’s Humane Education Learning Program (HELP) is an interactive and service-oriented program.
HELP is educational and fun, engaging their hearts and minds with age-appropriate lessons and activities.
Call 818-402-6586 to arrange a presentation for your class or school.
Education is a powerful and effective means to foster the values of compassion and respect for animals in the younger generations. Our program provides an opportunity to learn about the responsibilities people must have to animals, as well as to other human beings.
Teachers and students involved in presentations and the service project will receive a 44-page bi-lingual coloring and activity booklet entitled Fun Furry Friends Facts written by Eileen Smulson.
Eileen and her certified therapy dog Ginger teach nursery to college-aged youth. These lessons have proven to be a long-term solution to pet abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
High school students created a PSA as part of their OBOL community service project.
H.E.L.P. Curriculum Topics
Respect and Be Kind to All Animals - Adoption is the Best Option - Pet Care and Responsibility (How to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy) - Promoting Compassion for All Living Creatures - Why So Many Animals End Up in Shelters - Animal and Human Bonding - Help Local Shelters, Rescue Groups & Pets of the Homeless - Why Spay and Neuter Your Pet - Shelter Overpopulation -- Puppy Mills - What is Animal Cruelty?
Our HELP lessons help raise awareness of the plight of shelter animals. Students learn why animals end up in shelters, solutions to solving this problem and how they can help. In addition, our goal is to encourage them to collect blankets and other comfort items for shelter animals.
PRIVATE SHELTER TOURS
We can arrange a behind the scenes tour at a shelter for older children and bring their donated items. Some of the blankets will be placed in the kennels. They will experience first-hand how a simple blanket makes the animal feel safe, secure, warm and comfortable. They learn that this increases the animals’ chances of being adopted.
HELP lessons provide a sense of compassion and teamwork. Students achieve feelings of accomplishment while learning how their actions make a positive difference.
OBOL Pet Clubs
This is a great opportunity for children of all ages, who love animals, to make a contribution to their community. Some may even be thinking of a career with animals. Pet Clubs promote animal kindness, support animal rights and "Adoption is the Best Option." It is a fun-filled club dedicated to helping eliminate homeless animals through volunteer work, events and fundraising.
Our goal is to increase appreciation and respect for animals, promote care, compassion and lifelong humane ethics for all living creatures.
Become an OBOL Youth Ambassador
We choose children from 9 to 21 years of age to represent OBOL. They must exhibit compassion and a love of animals. Youth Ambassadors speak at their school and participate at our information booths at pet expos.
Thanks so much for coming to visit our class! It really made an impact on how I feel about animal shelters. I also really enjoyed learning about your incredible life. You have made such a difference and I admire you very much. I look forward to working with you."
-Madison, OBOL Youth Ambassador