Education & Outreach

Community Education

Fidos For Freedom Community Education Program is presented at schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses and government agencies. This program focuses on disability awareness and the impact that assistance dogs have on the lives of physically challenged and hearing impaired individuals. Heightening public knowledge about these issues increases acceptance of assistance dogs and their partners throughout our community.

Junior Volunteer Program

The Junior Volunteer Program educates young people in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Community on disabilities and allows them to perform voluntary community service.

The Junior Program focuses on three areas:

  • Education: We learn about dogs, dog training, the Fidos for Freedom program methods and disability awareness.
  • Public Service: We do numerous projects around the center including decorating for the holidays, crafts for nursing home visits, assisting at the annual banquet and helping at fundraiser’s and demos. The Juniors participated in their own fund-raiser by acting as ring stewards and runners at an agility dog competition.
  • Fun: The juniors take part in all of the Fidos parties and even manage to have some fun on their own.
For more information on this program, please see the Junior Volunteer Program page or our Jr. Volunteer Program Brochure.