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You’re Not Alone; (YNA;) partners with school districts within Minnesota and beyond, bringing volunteer therapy dog teams into schools to support students and staff in a variety of ways. YNA; also has a presence throughout various communities. The involvement of therapy dog teams can be utilized in a variety of settings – from the community at large to schools and beyond.
Our programming strives to educate and implement social-emotional skills that promote and encourage mental health and wellness, while also encouraging utilization of these skills individually and beyond. We seek to support the mental health needs of both students, staff and community members through our programming, which centers around a visit from a therapy dog team as a catalyst to open communication about mental health, well-being, acceptance, understanding, empathy and non-judgement.
We also include programming about promoting and teaching strategies to combat bullying and life stressors in the school setting, all while utilizing and educating students on the amazing gift that animals can play in their lives. Partnering with YNA; brings the opportunity for a stress-free environment for all and an opportunity to discuss challenging issues in a non-judgemental zone.
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Meet The Teams
Meet the humans and pups that are part of You're Not Alone; teams.