News & Events

HEART Program Featured on My Fox Chicago
Co-anchor on My Fox Chicago, Jon Kelley, discussed the HEART program and its impact on Chicago’s youth with our very own Mickey Kudia. Watch the clip here.

HEART’s 2013 Annual Report
HEART’s 2013 annual report is available for viewing. Click here to see the latest news on HEART’s programs.

Moomah Magazine Celebrates HEART
Moomah Magazine takes an in-depth look at HEART’s programs on environmental ethics, and offers its own activity suggestions on recycling, reducing chemicals in the home and more for kids and adults alike.

NYC Humane Education P-Course: Promoting Success in Science and Literacy through Humane Education
Learn to enhance student science and literacy skills while increasing knowledge of humane topics, including Jane Goodall and chimpanzees, companion animals, wildlife, farmed animals, humane literature, environmental issues and human rights. Join HEART and the UFT for this 36-hour NYC DOE After School Professional Development Program. See the details here and Register here.

2013/2014 Newsletter
Check out HEART’s 2013/2014 winter newsletter and read all about our in-class programs, summer camp, new teacher training resources, exciting partnerships and more.

ABA-TIPS Humane Education Training at the University of North Carolina Law School
This free training on October 12th will focus on issues connected to companion, farmed and wild animals, such as puppy mills, dog fighting, overpopulation, factory farms, global warming, habitat destruction and pollution. See the full details.

Register for HEART’s Humane Education Conference!
We are very excited to announce that on September 21st, 2013 at New York University in Manhattan, HEART will be partnering with Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots and the Institute for Humane Education to host Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future: A Humane Education Conference.

Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future is a groundbreaking opportunity to discover your role in comprehensive humane education–and lead global change. If you are a teacher, educational administrator, change-maker, policymaker, humane educator and/or concerned citizen, please join us Saturday, Sept. 21, for an exciting and transformative day.

HEART’s 2012 Annual Report 
HEART’s 2012 annual report is available for viewing. Click here to see the latest news on HEART’s programs.

HEART Co-Sponsors Humane Education Summer Program with RSVP and ASPCA at the Mastic YMCA
The YMCA William Floyd Project is hosting a free six-session humane education program in Mastic, NY. The program is geared for ages 9-12 years old, but older teens and families are welcome to participate. Click here for details.

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.

Humane Education Workshop in Mastic, NY
Join us Wednesday May 8th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Mastic – YMCA for a special humane education presentation! See the full details.

ABA-TIPS Humane Education Training at the University of Kansas School of Law
This free training on April 21st will focus on issues connected to companion, farmed and wild animals, such as puppy mills, dog fighting, overpopulation, factory farms, global warming, habitat destruction and pollution. See the full details.

Humane Education P-Course: Promoting Success in Science and Literacy through Humane Education
Learn to enhance student science and literacy skills while increasing knowledge of humane topics, including Jane Goodall and chimpanzees, companion animals, wildlife, farmed animals, humane literature, environmental issues and human rights. Join HEART, the ASPCA and the UFT for this 36-hour NYC DOE After School Professional Development Program. See the full details and dates here.

After-School Program at the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay
HEART is offering an after-school program for 4th – 6th graders at the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay where they will learn about animal protection and environmental preservation. Join us Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm, from January 22-February 12. See the full details here.

Humane Education Workshop at Columbia University
On March 10th HEART is offering a free humane education workshop at Columbia University. Learn how to teach a four lesson humane education program for 4th and 5th graders in just one afternoon! See the details here.

Humane Education Workshops in NYC and Long Island
This February HEART will be conducting two humane education workshops (no charge) in Long Island and Manhattan to train activists, educators and any concerned citizens to teach our 4-lesson program on animal welfare and environmental protection issues to local 4th and 5th grade students.
Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island: February 9th from 10am to 4pm. More details.
Manhattan: February 10th from 1pm to 5pm. More details.

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.

American Bar Association-HEART Humane Education Project in Miami, Florida 
On September 22nd HEART will be conducting day-long humane education workshops in and Miami, Florida to train volunteer attorneys and law students to teach our 4-lesson program on animal welfare and environmental protection issues to local 4th and 5th grade students. Click here for more info.

American Bar Association-HEART Humane Education Project in Portland, Oregon 
On October 6th HEART will be conducting day-long humane education workshops in Portland, Oregon to train volunteer attorneys and law students to teach our 4-lesson program on animal welfare and environmental protection issues to local 4th and 5th grade students. Click here for more info.

HEART Offers Free Humane Education Training Workshop
On August 18, 2012, HEART will be training volunteers to teach a four lesson humane education program for elementary school children in 4th and 5th grades. This free workshop will be held in New York City. See the full details here.

HEART Announces New Chapter in Portland, Oregon
HEART has launched a new chapter in Portland, Oregon. Portland will build upon HEART’s previous expansion to Chicago and Indianapolis, thereby giving the organization representation on both coasts as well as the Midwest. See the full press release here.

2011 Annual Report
HEART’s 2011 annual report is available for viewing. Click here to see the latest news on HEART’s programs.

Stockton Elementary Travel to Springfield to Speak Up for Animals
On March 26th, 2012 twenty-three 8th grade students in the HEART program at Stockton Elementary School in Chicago took a four hour bus ride to Springfield Illinois to talk to their representatives about issues affecting animals in the state. Check out our new video that shows their journey.

HEART’s Caring Kids Program in the NY Daily News
We’re proud to say that HEART’s Caring Kids after-school program at Animal Haven was in the NY Daily News today! The kids learned about animal testing and met a rescued beagle named Juno. Check out the full article.

gang violence video with heart students in chicagoHEART Students Speak Out Against Gang Violence
Under HEART’s direction, 8th grade students at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago share their experiences with gang violence and how they’re speaking out to help make their community a safer place. Check out the video! And a big thank you to our volunteer Chuck Stepner for all his hard work.

HEART Celebrates National Youth Service Day
HEART, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Bruised Not Broken and the ASPCA are teaming up to celebrate National Youth Service Day. Bigs and Littles will learn about important issues that affect animals, interact with an adorable, rescued, special needs pit bull who is a therapy dog, make toys for shelter animals, and have a Q&A with a Humane Law Enforcement Agent from the ASPCA. Check out the flier! Please note: This event isn’t available to the general public.

2nd Annual Clothing Swap to Benefit HEART in NYC
On April 21st from 11am – 2pm come support HEART at the 2nd annual charity clothing swap in NYC. For every item you bring, you get to take an item of your choosing home. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day weekend and clean out your closet at the same time. Get your tickets in advance for $12 and save some cash. Get more ticket information here.

Teaching for the 21st Century: Bringing Humane Education into the Classroom
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:30 am – 5pm
In this day-long workshop, offered through a collaboration between the Institute for Humane Education and HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), educators will have the opportunity to explore the pressing issues of our time and assess the role of schooling to address them. Teachers will learn how to bring global ethical issues into the classroom through innovative activities and approaches that enable their students to become conscientious choicemakers and engaged changemakers for a more humane, peaceable, and healthy world. Find out how to sign up here.

Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference
March 16th, 8:30 – 9:45 am
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to HEART’s curricula for K-12 and learn how to teach students about important human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation issues. For full details click here.

ASPCA Grant
We’re pleased to announce the ASPCA has awarded HEART a $50,000 grant to support our humane education programs in New York, Chicago and Indianapolis! Check out the full press release for the details.

Sign Up for a Professional Development Course in Humane Education
Saturdays from March 3rd through May 19th in NYC

HEART, the ASPCA and the UFT Humane Education Committee are offering a 36-hour After School Professional Development (ASPDP) P-course for teachers on eight Saturdays in the Spring 2012 semester. Learn to enhance student science and literacy skills while increasing knowledge of humane topics, including Jane Goodall and chimpanzees, companion animals, wildlife, farmed animals, humane literature, environmental issues and human rights. Click here to learn how to sign up.

Video: Stockton School Has HEART
Thanks to volunteer Chuck Stepner, HEART has a new video showing student testimonials from the youth and teachers at Stockton School in Chicago. Watch them talk about their experience with humane education learning about human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. Check it out!

2011 Newsletter
Check out HEART’s 2011 fall newsletter and read all about our first summer camp, new teacher training initiatives and exciting partnerships.

A Case for Humane Education
HEART instructor Tim Donahue writes “A Case for Humane Education” for Independent Teacher magazine.

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