Uplifting the lives of at-risk youth and shelter dogs to promote a non-violent society
While the youth learn invaluable 21st Century skills the dogs receive much needed mental and physical stimulation meaning our programme is mutually beneficial to two vulnerable groups: positively impacting the lives of at-risk youths, whilst socialising and training shelter dogs to improve their lives in the shelter and increase their chances of adoption.
Youth Builder Programme
The second hour is based in a classroom space with a focus on humane education and skills development activities. These activities provide the youth with a range of invaluable like skills such as team work, communication, time management, accountability and much more.
Past Grad Programme
These sessions are focused on more advanced humane education activities for the youth and higher level training for the animals to help increase their chances of adoption. Through highly individualised engagement with the participants, the Underdog team aims to create a student-led, preparatory programme that will support its participants on their way to adulthood.
These individuals specifically, are recognised in their communities for their training and life skills and act as animal kindness ambassadors who lead by example in caring for animals. In this way our programme ripples out and reaches more individuals, spreading awareness and more kindness.