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After-School Clubs

Do you have a student who is an animal lover, advocate and friend? Our after-school clubs are designed to give students a deeper connection to the animal welfare world, sheltering in our community, responsible pet care and more.

About our clubs:

  • After-school clubs are designed for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
  • Each club meets one afternoon a month, October through April.
  • Each meeting is an hour and a half, with a maximum amount of 15 students per club.
  • All clubs include time with our adoptable animals.
  • Cost for 7-month club program is $100 per student.



SHELTER FRIENDS CLUBS (meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm)

Pup Club (Grades K-2)
Meeting dates: October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th, February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th
Description: During this interactive club, students will focus on the basics of pets and their needs as well how to be safe around animals. They will use their skills to meet adoptable animals as well as gain hands on experience around all different types of pets.

Critter Club (Grades 3-5)
Meeting dates: October 9th, November 13th, December 11th, January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th
Description: During this club, students will talk about the responsibilities of owning a pet as well as animal welfare issues faced around the world. They will use this information to help continue ARLGP’s mission of humane treatment for all animals.

Pet Pals (Grades 6-8)– only 2 spots left!
Meeting dates: October 16th, November 20th, December 18th, January 15th, February 26th, March 19th, May 14th
Description: During this club, students will delve deeper into the animal kingdom and discover how wild animals and our pets are related. They will also get firsthand knowledge of how the ARLGP operates and what it takes to find a pet a new home.

Animal Advocates Club (Grades 9-12)– this club is sold out! Spots still remain in our high school arts & animal club (listed below)
Meeting dates: October 23rd, November 27th, January 22nd, January 29th, March 26th, April 23rd, May 21st
Description: This club is designed for students with a passion and interest in animals. We will explore different opportunities to work with animals as well as learn animal handling skills. These students will also get to see what it takes to operate an animal shelter and how they can get involved.

ARTS & ANIMALS CLUBS (meets Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm)

Crafty Critters (Grades K-2)
Meeting dates: October 4th, November 1st, December 6th, January 3rd, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th
Description: In this art and animal after school club, students will explain the basics of pet care and learn how to be safe around animals through stories, hands on art projects, and time with our adoptable guests. They will also make a take home craft each week to help encourage their passion for animals.

Colorful Cats Club (Grades 3-5)– only 8 spots left!
Meeting dates: October 11th, November 8th, December 13th, January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th
Description: In this art and animal after school club, students will learn how to care for pets through the use of art and hands on projects. These will either be take home projects or larger group projects that encourage collaboration and teamwork. These projects will range from crafts to theater and beyond.

Painted Pets Club (Grades 6-8)
Meeting dates: October 18th, November 15th, December 20th, January 17th, January 31st, March 21st, April 25th
Description: In this art and animal after school club, students will start to use their passion for animals to express themselves in their art. They will learn the basics or drawing, painting, photography, and theater. They will use these skills to create projects to take home or to help fulfill the shelters mission of humane treatment of all animals.

Advocate through Art Club (Grades 9-12)
Meeting dates: October 25th, November 29th, January 24th, February 28th, March 28th, May 2nd , May 9th
Description: In this art and animal after school club, students will use their passion for animals to create artistic projects. These projects will touch on concepts such as painting, drawing, and photography. They will use their pieces to inspire their passion for animals as well as to inspire the next generation to treat all animals with kindness and respect.


Questions about our clubs? Contact our Humane Educator, Felicia Griffin, at fgriffin@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3939

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