HEART’s mission is to foster compassion & respect for all living beings & the environment by educating youth & teachers in humane education
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers’ (HEART’s) services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. Our direct services to educators and students, as well as our city and state level advocacy efforts, enable us to significantly impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals and the natural world.
By linking our age-appropriate instructional program to our service-based learning program, we give students the tools to make positive changes. As the only full-service provider of humane education in the New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland areas, we are able to reach thousands of students each year with our programs. Our services are offered at no cost to public schools and other non-profit agencies.
HEART’s Programs in Action
Upcoming Events & News
HEART Releases New Educational Videos on Puppy Mills and Shelter Animals
HEART is thrilled to announce that we have started developing a series of new educational videos. For grades 1 – 3, we now offer an introduction to animal shelters and what kids can do to help. For older students (grades 5 and up), we created a video on puppy mills. These resources will be provided to teachers to assist them in teaching kids about companion animal issues and are available online for use by a wider audience. See the videos on our youtube channel. HEART understands that many schools block youtube. If you would like to download these videos in high resolution, right click on the following links and (depending on your browser) select ‘save as’ or ‘download’: Puppy Mill Video, Animal Shelter Video.
HEART Chicago Featured on WGNtv
HEART educator Bob Schwalb and his program at Stockton Elementary were featured as a part of the “Chicago’s Very Own” segment on WGNtv. Watch the clip and see Bob and the HEART program in action!
Humane Education Conference Coming This Fall
Save the Date! Saturday September 21st for a full day Humane Education Conference at NYU sponsored by HEART, The Institute for Humane Education, and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots.
Fundraise with HEART in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
If you’re interested in running the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Team Run Your HEART Out is a great place to start! Our Chicago-based training team will support you through your fundraising and make the experience rewarding, memorable, and fun. See details here.
The ASPCA Awards HEART a $50,000 Grant
For the second year in a row the ASPCA has generously awarded HEART a $50,000 grant to bring humane education to students and teachers all across the country. We can’t thank them enough. Click here for the press release.
Check out our 2012/2013 winter newsletter and learn about our new expansions, humane spots on Detroit Public Television, teacher training initiatives and so much more.
Humane Spots Now Airing on Detroit Public Television
HEART has partnered with Detroit Public Television and the Humane Society of Huron Valley to create a Humane Education Multi-Media Campaign. That means, humane spots on animal issues have been airing on DPTV to millions of viewers. Find out more on our blog.