West Bay is partnering with two other agencies to offer a summer program for under-served youths in the South of Market neighborhood. We are participating in the Puppy Dog Tales reading program offered to K-2 grade students. We will be working every Wednesday afternoon through the end of July, along with three other therapy dog teams.
The format is very informal. Each dog lies on a bed on the floor of the gym, and the kids walk around with their books, pick a dog, sit on the floor, and wait their turn to read. When t)the kids get tired of reading, they play with the dogs, or take them for walks. It was a bit chaotic, but a lot of fun for all.
Most of the kids had excellent reading stills for their age.