Animal Education and Rescue Youth Program

Ages 8-12


Give youth hands-on experience with animals through educational programs and hands on volunteer experiences.


  • Attend the monthly educational meetings that are on the first Sunday of each month from 3-5 p.m. from February through May of each year

  • To have a positive attitude

  • To follow rules

  • To be kind and compassionate to animals

  • To be kind and compassionate to fellow youth and volunteers


Our program is from February through May of each year

The cost is $45.00 to join.

Each child gets a t-shirt with membership.


We have monthly educational programs where kids will get to learn about different kinds of animals.  It could be dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, reptiles, to name a few.  The kids will get to meet the animals and learn about them. We may have a guest speaker.  Because our animals are constantly changing we can’t say in advance what animals will be showcased at the meetings.  We will do our best to bring a variety of animals during the program season.

Additionally, kids can come to our monthly pet therapy that is the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at a local nursing home.  We bring animals with us and go floor to floor, room to room visiting the residents.  (We bring the animals.  The kids can come and help take the animals around.)

It is possible some kids can come to our meet and greet adoption events IF their parent is a volunteer (that has attended the new volunteer orientation).  The parent would take full responsibility for the child during the event.  It’s important to note that the meet and greet adoption events are for showcasing the animals we have available for adoption.  With that in mind the child would have to be helpful.  Each child is different so this would be for a mature child with his/her parent.

The kids will do one fundraiser together.


  • Please fill out the Youth Program Application by clicking on the link below.

  • After you submit your application you will be taken to a screen to submit payment – $45/child

Not sure your child wants to join?

Your child can come as a guest to our next youth program meeting. There is a cost of $10.00 to attend, payable that day. At the meeting your child will get to meet some of the kids, meet animals and participate in what is being taught.


The best thing to do is call us at 847-816-0831.

Upcoming Youth Program Events

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