Local Youth Programs

Beautiful Together was formed in 2014 as a non-profit organization focused on supporting the vulnerable and the voiceless, with an initial emphasis on improving the lives of children waiting for families around the world.

Our mission has evolved locally to support - and to create more opportunities for - children living in Chapel Hill and the broader Triangle Community of North Carolina.

Today we bring animals in need of refuge together with children living in underserved communities as a way to connect two vulnerable populations together in a way that is meaningful for both - and benefits all.

Research backs up what most people already know: Children turn to animals when experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or loneliness. Connecting homeless pets who need socialization and affection with children who experience joy and comfort by spending time with them is the manifestation how we can all be more Beautiful Together.

 

Beautiful Together Youth Programs
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Youth Programs at Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary

We are creating our sanctuary-based youth programs for children and teenagers living in foster care, group homes, at-risk situations and underserved communities.

All programs are being built around the following pillars:

  • Empathy-Building Experiences
  • Hands-On, Experiential Therapy
  • Academic Enrichment and Exploration
  • Creative Education and Guided Exercises
  • Curative Connection to Animals, People, and Nature
  • Expanded Access to Opportunities and Resources
  • Guided Participation in realizing “First-Hand Experiences in Making a Difference”
Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary, Youth Programs, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Photographs Tamara Lackey, Nikon
Youth Programs at Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary
Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary Youth Programs

In-School Pet Therapy Events and School Clubs

Our In-School Pet Therapy Events and Mental Health Wellness Days are popular activities with waiting lists of students. At these events, we share what we do and explain why we do it, sharing more specifics about the state of animal welfare in North Carolina. We also inviting students to interact with our rescue dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. We also offer hands-on instruction, which includes activities like bottle feeding kittens or exercises in socializing puppies.

We have also launched Beautiful Together Clubs at various high schools for those who wish to make a difference regionally via volunteer efforts at the sanctuary and animal advocacy work.

Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary, Youth Programs, Chapel Hill Carrboro School System, North Carolina

Help Support Our Local Youth Programs

Join us in creating our sanctuary-based youth programs for children and teenagers living in foster care, group homes, at-risk situations and underserved communities.

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