any of the weekend warriors would be into committing some time (while they are already here..no extra time is involved) in mentoring and working side by side with youth at risk. we periodically take youth involved with the justice dept. for community service hours. i think this is an important thing we can do to give disenfranchised youth a positive experience working with animals. i see the saints animals as a bridge that can re-connect the disconnected back to their families and communities...the animals give them something to talk about, thoughts and questions and experiences to share...it has to be a really good thing. it can literally open a closed door back for them.
the only qualification you need is a genuine respect, appreciation and liking for young humans...i personally think they are pretty damn neat!!!
if anyone is interested..please let me know asap. thx.