Youth Giving Program

  • An opportunity for students to learn about Leader Dogs for the Blind and how we accomplish our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
  • An opportunity for students to participate in a fundraiser to “Help Send a Leader Dog to School.”
  • Established after 60 years of presenting to youth groups throughout Michigan.
  • Raises awareness in four key areas:
    • Organization & history
    • Puppy program & training
    • Client/dog team
    • Blindness/orientation & mobility
  • Some of the curriculum units educators have included the program in are:
    • Working animals
    • The human eye
    • Disability awareness
    • Everyday heroes
    • Community involvement/volunteerism
  • The program can be as large (an entire school) or as small (one classroom) as required by each school’s needs.
  • Presentations by Leader Dog volunteers or graduates may be available in some areas. For more information, visit our Youth Giving section.