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Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers’ (HEART’s) services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. Our direct services to educators and students, as well as our city and state level advocacy efforts, enable us to significantly impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals and the natural world.

By linking our age-appropriate instructional program to our service-based learning program, we give students the tools to make positive changes. As the only full-service provider of humane education in the New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland areas, we are able to reach thousands of students each year with our programs. Our services are offered at no cost to schools and other non-profit agencies.

HEART’s Programs in Action

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Upcoming Events & News

The ASPCA Awards HEART a $50,000 Grant
For the second year in a row the ASPCA has generously awarded HEART a $50,000 grant to bring humane education to students and teachers all across the country. We can’t thank them enough. Click here for the press release.

2012 Newsletter
Check out our 2012 fall newsletter and learn about our new expansions, humane spots on Detroit Public Television, teacher training initiatives and so much more.

Humane Spots Now Airing on Detroit Public Television
HEART has partnered with Detroit Public Television and the Humane Society of Huron Valley to create a Humane Education Multi-Media Campaign. That means, humane spots on animal issues have been airing on DPTV to millions of viewers. Find out more on our blog.

WATCH: HEART Campers Visit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
The Have a Heart camp went to visit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary to meet the animals and learn about the problems farm animals face on factory farms. Read the blog and watch our new video to see the kids in action.

2011 Annual Report
HEART’s 2011 annual report is available for viewing. Click here to see the latest news on HEART’s programs.

Stockton Elementary Travel to Springfield to Speak Up for Animals
On March 26th, 2012 twenty-three 8th grade students in the HEART program at Stockton Elementary School in Chicago took a four hour bus ride to Springfield Illinois to talk to their representatives about issues affecting animals in the state. Check out our new video that shows their journey.

HEART’s Caring Kids Program in the NY Daily News
We’re proud to say that HEART’s Caring Kids after-school program at Animal Haven was in the NY Daily News today! The kids learned about animal testing and met a rescued beagle named Juno. Check out the full article.

gang violence video with heart students in chicagoHEART Students Speak Out Against Gang Violence
Under HEART’s direction, 8th grade students at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago share their experiences with gang violence and how they’re speaking out to help make their community a safer place. Check out the video! And a big thank you to our volunteer Chuck Stepner for all his hard work.

Click here to see past news items.

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