A Fair Shake for Youth

Through a structured hands-on program with therapy dogs, A Fair Shake for Youth helps underserved New York City middle school youth build greater empathy and self-esteem. In instructor-led, weekly programs students learn to work with the dogs and discuss dog-related topics that often resonate with their own life experience – animal shelters, second chances, and breed discrimination. The dogs, honest, non-judgmental and highly social show the kids that they are loving, lovable and capable opening up greater possibilities for success both in and out of school.

Gen 2 support will allow A Fair Shake to expand its programming to three additional public schools in the Bronx.

“ I learned that everyone is different just like the dogs are different.”