By Susan Richard with reporting by Mike Larkin
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The ASPCA has announced a $12,500 grant to “Unleashed,” a New York City based non-profit group that aims to empower young girls by advocating for animal welfare.
Unleashed provides after school programs that rotate at schools throughout the five boroughs. This semester’s programs were launched last week at MS7, Urban Assembly and the Lab School.
Groups of 10 to 15 girls work with female coaches once a week learning leadership skills and the necessary tools to become animal advocates in their communities, including learning about different animal cruelty issues and what can be done to solve such complex social issues, including animal homelessness, dog fighting and puppy mills.