k9 connection’s programs in continuation high schools offer teens the chance to break through learning and life barriers by training and bonding with homeless dogs. Experiential learning enables the teens to find self esteem, self determination and empathy while they in turn enable homeless dogs to develop the skills to be adopted into permanent loving homes. Join Juliet Béynon as she gives you insight into the k9 connection program and how it has benefited canines and teenagers alike.
About Juliet Béynon
Juliet Béynon serves as program director for k9 connection, a nonprofit organization that re-shapes the lives of teens in at-risk situations by helping them to train shelter dogs to become more adoptable. “Serving two groups I’ve always been passionate about, has been a dream come true,” says Juliet, “and now I have the opportunity to provide much-needed programs for our parent agency, The People Concern, by offering free veterinary clinics for pets living with people experiencing homelessness and well as dog therapy visits to clients in Interim Housing facilities on the Westside and in Downtown Los Angeles.”