RedRover Readers program works with Scouts to promote compassion and empathy
April 16, 2012 – RedRover will join the Girl Scouts of the USA in honoring its centennial this year in Sacramento, California, at Girl Scouts 100th: Celebrating Green Forever. On April 28, 2012, over 10,000 regional Girl Scouts and their families will converge at Cal Expo to rejoice and explore all of what Girl Scouting has to offer from the past, present and in the future. The sold-out event is hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California and features seven themed “worlds” filled with interactive displays, hands-on activities, projects and entertainment by over 200 local exhibitors, including RedRover, a California-based national animal welfare nonprofit organization. The event is all about discovering, connecting and taking action.
At its booth, RedRover will offer information on its various programs, including the unique humane education RedRover Readers program, designed to promote empathy and compassion and help develop critical thinking skills in children. Formerly the Humane Education Ambassador Reader program, it helps children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. RedRover will also read to children from books in the RedRover Readers curriculum and give out coloring pages to children at the event.
RedRover supports the Girl Scouts’ mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place and is currently working with the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California to share and further implement their Readers program. RedRover Readers volunteers visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, animal shelters and other venues like Girl Scouts’ events to read to children and lead discussions.
As RedRover applauds the Girl Scouts’ anniversary, the organization is also pleased to celebrate its own major milestone this year: a quarter-century of helping animals. Founded in 1987, RedRover is commemorating 25 years with new goals to drastically expand its reach. The organization plans to increase the number of volunteers dedicated to sheltering animals rescued from natural disasters, hoarding, or other dangerous situations; to expand financial assistance grants to help with veterinary bills and those facing domestic violence situations; and to reach 30,000 children through the RedRover Readers program by 2015. The nonprofit is also hosting contests, games and other fun activities throughout the year. To celebrate with them and learn more, visit www.redrover.org/25.
RedRover, formerly United Animal Nations, focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.redrover.org.
The local council, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, is headquartered in Sacramento and serves nearly 29,000 girls in 18 counties in Central California. For more information, visit www.girlscoutshcc.org.
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Please note: Girl Scouts 100th: Celebrating Green Forever is only open to registered Girl Scouts and their families, though the media is welcome.