Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Kaitlyn, a 14-year-old who created healthy treats for dogs at the Paws and Think Shelter. The treats will be used during the Youth Canine Program, where students who are struggling academically and behaviorally in school learn to train dogs.
1. What inspired you to start “Treats for Training?”
At school, I got to choose which elective class I wanted to take, and I thought learning how to write a grant would be a useful skill. During that class, speakers from different organizations came and talked to us about what they did. Brad K. brought his dog and told us about how Paws and Think trained dogs while helping kids. I thought it was a great way to make a difference in human and animal lives alike. I’ve always loved dogs, and I knew that was the organization I wanted to help.