North Students Make Paw-sitive Impact

North Students Make Paw-sitive Impact photo
Under the guidance of teacher Vanessa Coppeto, a North High School Human Development class comprised of 11th and 12th graders participated in a service learning project that gave back to the community. After learning about stress management and controlling anxiety, students found ways to decrease depression and minimize anxiety through pet therapy. They started a fundraiser by making homemade dog treats and selling them to faculty members. With the money raised, students purchased a variety of dog beds to be donated to the Wantagh Animal Shelter. The educational coordinators from the shelter visited the class and discussed how the animal shelter works and how pet therapy helps those in need. It was informative and a great way for kids to see their fundraising efforts come full circle.