Ahs Receives $12,000 Thunderbirds Charities Grant for Humane Teens Program

AHS Receives $12,000 Thunderbirds Charities Grant for Humane Teens Program

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) announced today that it received a $12,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to help support its Humane Teens Program. The gift will be an integral part in continuing to create a stronger system of care for homeless pets throughout the state by inspiring the animal welfare leaders of the future.

AHS’ Education and Outreach team positively impacts 300,000 pet lovers through community events and programs each year, with a particular focus on teaching children about compassion towards animals, responsible pet ownership and STEM careers in animal welfare. The Arizona Humane Society’s Humane Teens program is a unique youth leadership program for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in animal welfare. Becoming a Humane Teen is a special commitment to the Arizona Humane Society that requires 24 hours of service within a school semester. Teens that are part of the program receive training in animal handling skills including leading youth programs and presentations, assisting with the daily care of exotic animals and homeless pets, leadership and career discovery experience, and the accrual of service hours.

“We are so grateful for this generous Thunderbirds Charities gift and look forward to the lasting impact it will have on teens in Arizona,” said AHS Education and Outreach Manager, Shelby Brose. “This incredible program has given nearly 300 teens opportunities to gain animal welfare and leadership experience, and with this gift, we will be able to continue expanding this program.”

Arizona Humane Society (AHS)

This grant is part of the Fall 2023 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.