PAWS for Greatness

One of the community programs that CISGWFA partners with is PAWS for Greatness. PAWS for Greatness pairs at-risk youth with homeless dogs in need. This program works with at risk youth to train local shelter dogs for placement in forever homes. As the youth pair up with their assigned dogs in a four week program, they are able to learn patience, trust, and compassion by taking on the responsibility of working with canine companions potentially experiencing situations similar to their own. This program has been hosted by Kirby MS, McNiel MS, and Barwise MS. They are already working on scheduling for the ’17-’18 school year. Talk to your CIS Site Coordinator if you are interested in participating in this program. For more information, you may visit the PAWS for Greatness website at