On June 3rd, AST Middle School students will return to Guo Guo Shan Dog Shelter. At the shelter, our students clean and refill food and water bowls, tidy the grounds and dog runs, and spend time socializing with the dogs.
Research shows that spending time with dogs can help with children’s social and emotional development. The trip to the shelter also gives our students a concrete example of an activity that is fun and immensely satisfying, even though some aspects of it are often avoided by teens and pre-teens. (Cleaning? Dirt? Noise? Smells? Guo Guo Shan has it all!)
Over the past three years, our visits to Guo Guo Shan have become very popular, and AST now has a very strong relationship with the shelter. We look forward to seeing our four-footed friends on June 3rd!
Courtesy of Mr. Norton