Baldwin Humane Society announces 2022 Teen Animal Advocate Program selectees

Melanie LeCroy
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 11/23/22

The newest class of the Baldwin Humane Society’s Teen Animal Advocate Program has been selected from a pool of Baldwin County high school students.

The need to nurture the next generation of …

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Baldwin Humane Society announces 2022 Teen Animal Advocate Program selectees

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The newest class of the Baldwin Humane Society’s Teen Animal Advocate Program has been selected from a pool of Baldwin County high school students.

The need to nurture the next generation of nonprofit volunteers and operators is at the core of the program. It is open to Baldwin County students in grades 11 and 12.

“The selected students spend a whole year with us learning about nonprofit work, volunteering, and we introduce them to professionals in the field,” said Abby Pruet, executive director at Baldwin Humane Society. “The program's purpose is to try to generate interest in the younger people and offer almost like an internship.”

In addition to the 10 students selected for the 2022 Teen Animal Advocate Program, the Humane Society welcomed four returning Teen Animal Advocates as program mentors for this year’s group.

Students were selected from a competitive pool of applicants from across the county. The application process involved a questionnaire, essay writing and interviews with representatives from the Humane Society.

The Animal Advocates have a busy year ahead. They will represent the Baldwin Humane Society through volunteering, attending monthly seminars and create a community-based project to promote animal welfare and the Baldwin Humane Society.

2022 Teen Animal Advocates:

  • Lauren Godwin – Bayside Academy
  • Isabelle Rutland – Bayside Academy
  • Michael Klimjack - Bayside Academy
  • Abby Myrick – Fairhope High School
  • Ryder Wilkins – Fairhope High School
  • Julia Fagan – Daphne High School
  • Riley Brown – Fairhope High School
  • Sophia Holliman - Fairhope High School
  • Sunny Bedford – Fairhope High School
  • Maddie Key - St. Michael’s Catholic High School

Mentors/second-year students:

  • Wilson Engeriser - Bayside Academy
  • Victoria Rutledge - Bayside Academy
  • Kate Ginger – Bayside Academy
  • Chandler Little – Fairhope High School
  • Samantha Butler Murphy - Elberta High School

For more information on the Baldwin Humane Society, the Teen Animal Advocate Program or volunteering opportunities, visit www.baldwinhumane.org. 

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