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. In summer, children learn to train Power Paws dogs to assist others. Interactive classroom activities give children the basics needed to train assistance dogs. 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.
Youth serve as community ambassadors bringing awareness to the public about assistance dogs and the population Power Paws serves.