Hamilton High School citizenship student Mang Vang Chin chose to advocate for animal rights during a unit on the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Using this informational display board as a tool, Chin educated members of the school community on the needs and rights of animals in a variety of settings. She also shared opportunities for community members to serve and protect animals.
Chin, fellow students, and teacher Ms. Fawn Wosika visited and partnered with the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) to conduct an item drive and a fundraiser to benefit the many abandoned and stray animals at the facility.
Reflecting on the visit to MADACC and the service-learning experience as a whole, Ms. Wosika wrote, "After the field trip, many students indicated that they would consider adopting an animal versus buying one from a breeder. One of the most amazing parts of the project was hearing students talk about the trip among themselves and with other students. The [students'] final reflections, which indicated that they would be willing to work to serve others in the future, was also an eye-opening experience for me. Overall, the project was fairly successful in teaching the students that they can make a difference in the lives of those around them."