Many students choose to assist with or advocate for animals as they apply their leadership skills learned in the Lead4Change lessons. This can be a wonderful way to combine their passion and learning for real solutions.
Here are a few of the past project ideas to spark your team’s conversation and shape your focus. Consider these ideas – or a new angle on helping animals.
The Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN created “Baylor’s Barkery” as their team. They committed to getting all the dogs at their local shelter adopted in one month. They washed and dressed each dog for a photo, then wrote a short ad. The images and description were sweet and adorable. 100% of the shelter dogs went to new homes!! And, they each went with all natural treats and homemade toys made by the Baylor team.
At Moody Middle School in Richmond, VA, one of their multiple Lead4Change projects is devoted to animals. See one of their Challenge entry videos here:
Many other schools collect food and toys, like Harmony Science Academy in Beaumont, TX (photo shown at top of blog). Others volunteer at a shelter to walk and wash the dogs and cats, team with local pet rescue organizations to raise awareness and funding — and much more.
If your students have a passion for pets – we can’t wait to see how they will use their new leadership skills to design and implement a project focused on animals!