Just for kids
This program supports at-risk, Title 1 students with disabilities and/or students who struggle with literacy. Using our assistance dogs, Power Paws engages students in their day-to-day classroom activities. Our program serves students at Coronado High School (Title 1), Hohokam Elementary School, Rover Elementary School and Chandler Public Library.
Students assigned a dog in training are empowered to increase their leadership and social literacy skills. During summer camp, children learn to train Power Paws dogs (90+ cues) to assist others. Interactive classroom activities give children the basics needed to train assistance dogs. Children learn how dogs and people learn and process new information while they develop and refine new skills, in addition to learning the sociology of dogs and people. Each child will experience the unconditional love of an assistance dog in training. Through hands-on activities, students are empowered to train assistance dogs to complete several basic tasks. This program runs June thru August in four two-week sessions. Click here for more information and to register for our 2017 sessions.
Our Youth Board members serve as community ambassadors bringing awareness to the public about assistance dogs and the population Power Paws serves.