Want to have an ACC representative visit your class or community group? The Community Kids Team can travel anywhere within the five boroughs to share presentations and activities with your group all about how ACC helps the people and pets of NYC, along with other topics based in animal welfare.
Please be aware that all classroom programs have a suggested donation of $25 per group. Scholarships based on need are available as well. Please let us know during booking if you are interested in applying for a scholarship for your group.
ABC's of ACC
Description: This program is specifically designed for our youngest friends! Students will learn about how to care for pets and understand their body language. We even will learn a song to help us communicate with our feline friends!
Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Intended Audience: Pre-k - 1st Grade
Themes: Pet Guardianship, Body Language, Animal Welfare, Ways to Help.
More than a Shelter
Description: This program is our general presentation. More Than A Shelter covers how our shelters care for animals both inside and outside of our care centers, as well as ways that people under 18 can get involved.
Time: 45 - 60 minutes
Intended Audience: All ages - content will be tailored to your group's age and needs.
Themes: Pet Guardianship, Animal Welfare, Shelter Jobs, Community Resources, Ways to Help.
Boroughbred Strong: Team ACC
Description: This program is for students who are interested in learning more about the types of jobs and roles inside and outside of our shelters that help NYC's official animal shelter reach our mission of ending animal homelessness in our city.
Time: 45 - 60 minutes
Intended Audience: 6th - 12th Grade
Themes: Careers, Animal Welfare, Ways to Help.
Description: Interested in having an ACC staff member* come to your school or community group to speak about their job? Let us know about your career day event!
*Dependent on staff availability. If a staff member is unable to speak, an ACC representative who can give an overview of jobs will attend.
Design Your Own Program!
Is your group studying a particular topic in animal welfare? Contact the Community Kids team and we can brainstorm some ideas together!
The Pet Talk Program: Tommy Monahan
This program is currently for 4th graders on Staten Island. Celebrate the opening of the new Staten Island Care Center by honoring the legacy of Tommy Monahan and helping animals in your community too.