Bringing Soft Side to Every Classroom

Picture of young girl holding a Softies poster
  •  Sande Riesett
  •  July 12, 2017
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If you’re a teacher, humane educator or work with kids in any capacity, we will gladly send you Soft Side posters free-of-charge. Our Softies are the kind of role models that are desperately needed these days and we believe that by sharing their stories, we not only create a better world for animals, but also build better adults. To request a package, email: gro.edistfosruoywohsnull@ofni.

Over the past year, we have collaborated with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (IHAC) which has crafted the “Cool to be Kind” specifically for use with our campaign. Thanks to a grant from The Latham Foundation, graduate students at IHAC piloted the Cool to be Kind curriculum in two Denver classrooms.  Feel free to download the lesson plan for upper elementary students.

If time is limited, use our video Show Your Soft Side Like The Tough Guys Do as a discussion starter in class. You can also download sample discussion questions (PDF) for grades K-12.