In 2018, the program reached more than 14,000 youth through classroom presentations, summer camps, shelter visits, after school clubs, contests and special events. OHS educators visited 59 schools and 165 classrooms throughout the Portland metro area to teach students about the humane treatment of animals. Classroom education is offered at no cost to schools and all expenses are covered by OHS. OnPoint's support will allow OHS to invest in additional visibility for the program.
In addition to the support of the OHS Humane Education program, a team of OnPoint volunteers will be visiting the OHS shelter in September 2019. The team will learn more about the program's impact and help socialize dogs and cats. Regular interaction with humans is a key part of helping animals prepare to be adopted. OnPoint also sponsors the Oregon Humane Society annual Doggie Dash event.
"OnPoint was an ideal partner for us because it is so committed to supporting educational initiatives within the community," said Sarah Yusavitz, Corporate Relations Officer at Oregon Humane Society. "OnPoint's support will help to raise the profile of this unique education program that advances our mission to foster a more humane society."