Helping To Create A Kinder Community
Educators and community leaders recognize the character building benefits of our humane education programs and have consistently contacted us to present programs at their schools, community centers, or here at the RVSPCA. To help deliver our message, we have expanded our outreach program to include KIND News™. This award winning classroom newspaper, published since 1983, has reached two hundred million students nationwide and is the most widely used humane education resource for teachers, parents, and animal sheltering professionals.
This is just one of many notes received from students receiving Kind News™ as a part of their curriculum.
Kind News™ - Five Year Review
Sponsorships are currently being solicited to further support the program for the 201-2013 school year.
The humane education program has gained momentum with 215 classrooms participating (representing 5,150 students) for the 2012-13 school year!
By joining the RVSPCA's "Adopt-a-Classroom" program, each $30 tax-deductible contribution provides one classroom with 28 copies of KIND News™ bi-monthly, September-May. Each issue is tailored to K-2, 3-4 or 5-6 grade classrooms with a teacher's guide for each issue. It also includes a teacher resource book of reproducible worksheets, a calendar of fun facts on helping animals and I.D. cards for the students.
Yes, I would like to Adopt-a-Classroom!
Sponsors may choose the classroom(s) they adopt by contacting Nina Zanella, or by calling 540.339.9503.
5,150 students are receiving Kind News™ during the 2012-13 school year.
Your support of the Adopt-a-Classroom program allows the RVSPCA to provide humane education to elementary students in the Roanoke Valley area. Sponsor a classroom in honor of a special teacher or student by clicking here.
Teachers and scout troop leaders are encouraged to subscribe to Kind News™ so that their students can have the beneift of the invaluable lessons contained in each of the bi-monthly publications.
There is no charge to the schools or troops!