Wayside Waifs’ Humane Education Program, “No More BULLIES” provides a unique Violence Prevention curriculum for school Grades 3 through 5. Incorporating the expertise of professional educators, counselors and animal behaviorists, the curriculum combines character education with a strong anti-violence message.
The program gives children the skill set to solve problems in a loving, caring and productive way for all involved and the courage to stand up for themselves and those who are weaker.
Also taught are:
Why Teach This Program?
Studies show there is a strong relationship between a child’s awareness of the proper way to treat animals and that child’s ability as an adult to relate humanely not only to animals, but also to society as a whole.
Children will also learn about animal shelters and the hope they bring to each community.
This program is specifically designed to integrate the practice for public education benchmarks, standards and statewide goals into each class session.
Who Should Teach This Program?
How the Program Is Taught
The program includes five, one-hour lessons for each of the three Grade levels:
Lessons are typically taught over a one to two week period of time. Each lesson is an easy-to-use and ready-to-present format.
Even the most hurried classroom teacher or facilitator can pick up and use the materials on the busiest days with little or no preparation needed.
No More BULLIES! teaches children how to gain respect by using such core values as responsibility, compassion, self control and integrity.
Self Respect & Respect are taught throughout the curriculum.
Each Grade Level Includes All This!
Plus, detailed instructions for the facilitator, a student survey, and a student certificate of completion in each student journal.
The Program’s Author
Wayside Waifs’ Humane Education Director, Jo Dean Hearn, created and wrote “No More BULLIES!” and has personally taught the curriculum to more than 8,000 children during the past five years.
"Teachers rave about the “No More BULLIES!” program and the powerful impact is has on students,” states Jo Dean. “We know that children who bully and hurt animals frequently grow up to be people who hurt people and can end up as violent offenders.”
About Wayside Waifs
Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. It is the largest no kill pet adoption center in Kansas City, Missouri, placing more than 6,500 animals each year. Wayside Waifs does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Learn more about Wayside Waifs' mission.