Growing number of Michigan schools adding therapy dogs to assist social-emotional learning
Derby's newest classmate, Jake, is making a positive impact at the start of the school year. "Just seeing the reaction that he gets out of kids has been so uplifting," Assistant Principal FredCostello said. "Especially those with higher emotional needs. It's the ability to take a bad day and turn it into a good day."
It takes a village to help facilitate growing District initiatives such as therapy dogs. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Birmingham, Birmingham Education Foundation, 4 Pawz Strong and all the other individuals who will help continue to pave the way.