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SPEAK: A Virtual Program for Middle and High School Students Who Care About Animals

September 23rd, 30th, and October 7th

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Middle and high school students interested in learning more about HRA’s work in the community are invited to participate in a virtual animal welfare exploration. Students demonstrating Passion, Engagement, Advocacy, & Kindness (SPEAK) encourage students to find ways to help the animals safely from home. During a series of three, hour-long online workshops, students will have an opportunity to chat with key HRA staff and others who support animals in our community. Students learn about HRA, the animals in our care, and explore ways to help the animals through projects that may include promoting adoptions through social media and creating fund-raising opportunities and awareness campaigns. SPEAK participants who complete the program become more confident animal advocates ready and able to speak up for animals and help them in myriad ways.

Fall session -- September 23rd, 30th, and October 7th.

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The cost for the 3-session SPEAK series is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of the inability to pay. For information on financial assistance, please contact [email protected].

Careers--Working with Animals an Event Created Especially for Middle School Students Who Care About Animals! 

Thursday, October 21st

 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. ET

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in animal-related careers. HRA and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s mini animal Career Fair is for you! Are you a super sleuth interested in law enforcement? What about a career as an animal control or humane law enforcement officer? Do you like to teach and figure out puzzles? Maybe a career in behavior and training is right for you. Are makeovers your passion? Dog grooming may be a good option! Hear from the experts, learn about animal-related jobs, and get your questions answered.

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Questions? Contact [email protected]


A Virtual Career Exploration

for High School Students


 10:00 A.M. - 12 NOON

Are you interested in exploring careers that help or support animals? Are you a problem solver? Do you like to write, research, or investigate? Do you enjoy crime shows and mystery novels? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should attend HRA and St. Hubert’s virtual Career Exploration: Legislation and Law Enforcement, Saturday, October 23rd. Expert speakers include an Assistant Prosecutor from Union County, NJ, HRA’s Director of Government Affairs, and one of HRA's dedicated Humane Law Officers. The speakers will share their experiences, education, career paths, and answer your questions about these in-demand and growing fields. Learn how you can help the animals by pursuing careers in law, law enforcement, and government relations. Questions? Email [email protected]


The cost of the exploration is $25. However financial assistance is available. Email [email protected] for scholarship information.

VETERINARY MEDICINE CAREERS EXPLORATION: A Virtual Workshop for High School Students

Saturday, January 29, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attention high school students. Have you ever wondered what it is like to practice veterinary medicine? Are you thinking about veterinary medicine as a possible field of study? Are you familiar with the multitude of career choices within the field of veterinary medicine?

Veterinarians with specialties in wildlife and emergency and critical care will discuss their work and their educational and professional journeys. Plus, a surgical and ophthalmology veterinary nurse, who transitioned to veterinary equipment supply and sales, will share her experiences.


The cost for the workshop is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of the inability to pay. For information on financial assistance, please contact [email protected].

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