Humane Living Program
The Humane Living Program helps students of all ages and grade levels learn about human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. We conduct our student programs in a variety of venues in school, after school and in summer camps.
In our classroom programs, we offer creative and engaging lessons aligned to meet state and national educational standards.
Our Humane Living After-School Leadership Clubs are geared to show students how to take action to change the world. Summer camps also present an excellent venue for our flexible and creative programming. We partner with other non-profit agencies as well to offer HEART’s programs in different venues.
“You have awoken me and the rest of the class, and have inspired us to be active and start making positive changes to make the world a better place.”
– Keysi Medina, a HEART student
Service learning is integrated into our programming. We inform students on issues and guide them on how to take action to help make the world a better place. Our students engage in projects that serve local, regional and global communities.
Our lessons and activities focus on specific character traits and values, including:
- Reverence, compassion, responsibility, integrity and citizenship:
Students learn to identify what they care about and how to act according to their principles.
- Empathy, self-respect, tolerance and kindness:
Students learn to respect different viewpoints, to stand up for what they believe in and take steps to prevent the mistreatment of human beings, animals and the environment.
- Empowerment, critical thinking and commitment:
Students learn how to ask questions, investigate issues and make informed decisions. They also learn how their actions can make a measurable difference in their lives and in the world.