Little Heroes Launch Big Mission


American Humane Association has always advocated for the protection of our nation's children and animals from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Now, an innovative new national curriculum teaching children the vital value of the living creatures who share our world has launched with a pilot program at a school in Florida.

The LIFE Humane Heroes Club gives children a voice in the compassion movement. Built on the pillars of character, compassion, and respect, this pioneering afterschool program is an extension of American Humane Association's century-old, tremendously successful humane education program, "Be Kind to Animals Week®," which taught generations of American children the importance of all living things. Now, these young heroes will learn how to advocate for real animals in need in their hometown communities and will be taught a humane education curricula developed by American Humane Association on topics from ethical behavior to animal safety, responsible animal care, animals in science, and pet overpopulation. The curriculum will soon be available in downloadable lesson plans that help incorporate current humane education topics into club meetings. 

Our thanks go to noted philanthropist and friend Lois Pope and the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation for their support of this initiative. This latest effort will help to open a new chapter in America's compassion movement.