Lakes Animal Friendship Society welcomes Nicole Forsyth, teacher and CEO of RedRover in Sacramento, California
Nicole helped create the internationally recognized RedRover Readers program. This program uses books including our very own “Nobody’s Cats” to help students develop their skills in caring for animals and each other. This helps reduce bullying and other forms of violence. Nicole and LAFS volunteers will be visiting our local schools to read stories, have fun discussions with the students and demonstrate the RedRover learning apps. We will leave free books and resources with each classroom we visit.
Teachers, classroom aides and volunteers are also invited to the RedRover Readers workshop at the Burns Lake Public Library on Monday May 27th at 4:00 pm. This workshop is free of charge and will include dinner and a resource kit with recommended books participants can use in their classrooms right away.
Everyone is invited to a community presentation at the Burns Lake Public Library on May 28th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Nicole will talk about all the outstanding work RedRover does, including the RedRover Readers program, as well as their work on disaster response (including wildfires like the Camp Fire which destroyed Paradise, California), emergency veterinary care, and helping victims of domestic violence find safe places for themselves and their animals.
Prior to the community presentation, local social workers and others who assist families in domestic violence situations will be invited to chat with Nicole who is involved in several major projects across the United States. We hope the discussions will help point us toward more ways we can help our local animals and families to be happy, healthy and safe.
We are very
grateful to the Latham Foundation, whose support has made Nicole’s visit
possible, and has helped us to prepare the kits we will leave with the workshop
attendees and classrooms we visit.