Empowered Kids Making Change!
At the heart of the Wolf Conservation Center‘s core values is its belief that education can be a positive catalyst for change! Through wolves, we aim not only to teach people about the importance and plight of wolves in North America, we also strive to teach the broader message of conservation and one’s personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World. We extend education programming always with the effort to link the wolf to global issues and empower our participants with the understanding of their ability to force change. Perhaps this is why it’s is so exciting to discover how the educators at Lakeview Elementary School have been granting youngsters with the ability to change the world by introducing them to the power of philanthropy and service.
The inspiring fifth grade students from Mahopac, NY created their “WORKING FOR WOLVES PROJECT” whereby they performed at home “ 4 Good Deeds for $1.”
The kids filled in their “Wolf paw” listing the 4 good deeds that they did at home. Deeds included “helped my little sister with homework,” “helped my neighbor carry her groceries,” “swept the kitchen with Daddy,” etc… Upon completion of the deeds and “good deeds paw,” parents paid their children one dollar.
On Friday the students attended the WCC’s “Wolves of North America” presentation and by the program’s end, surprised the Center’s staff by presenting us with a donation of $1,210!
So it is our pleasure to send LOUD howls of gratitude to these pint-sized philanthropists. With kids like these, the future is looking bright.