In conjunction with local recreation departments and after-school care programs, students spend an hour a week after school, for four weeks, at AWS. Students spend time with the animals, learn about animal behavior and body language, have a special tour of the adoption center, and do hands-on activities and crafts. Students have the opportunity to see how much goes into caring for companion animals and learn valuable lessons in compassion, kindness and empathy.
Check out our At-Home Project Guide for ways to engage your after-school groups with volunteer projects to help the pets at AWS!
AWS Youth Programs follow the RSU21 (Kennebunk) school calendar. If there is a snow day or if the district shifts to remote learning, AWS programs will not take place in-person.