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Humane outreach partnership is a project of Georgia Center for Humane Education

Georgia Center for Humane Education (GCHE)

Mission: Advocating the benefits of the human-animal bond.


GCHE serves as a resource for the promotion of Humane Education in Georgia. GCHE provides information about programs from national humane organizations, as well as outreach and training for volunteers. To keep up with our activities, please "like" GCHE on Facebook.

GCHE will be featuring our new project, Humane Outreach Partnership (HOP), and using this name often. In recent years, we have strengthened our relationship with and assisted the efforts of, other like-minded organizations working to benefit animals, people, communities, expanding the scope and reach of humane education. We have established the “Community Goodwill Fund” and The “Valda Beavin Scholarship Fund” to support these efforts. 

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What is Humane Education?

Humane Education is about learning to respect life in our homes, communities and the environment. It encourages kindness and empathy for both human and nonhuman animals, and promotes understanding of our many diverse habitats. Most importantly, humane education strives to establish a sense of responsibility, making the world a better, more humane place.

The Need for Humane Education in Georgia

Thousands of unwanted pets are euthanized every month. Animal cruelty is too common, often perpetuated by young people. Violence and bullying in our schools is a serious problem. Humane Education programs address these issues and stimulates critical thinking about solutions.

GCHE Team Members

GCHE team members have worked and volunteered for many years in Humane Education, Character Education and Animal Protection. Their cumulative experience leads them to the belief that Humane Education is a critical need in our communities. Follow our Facebook page to learn more about our team members.
Special Recognition
To Second Life Atlanta for their continued support of GCHE. Have you shopped at Second Life, yet? You will be impressed! Visit Second Life Atlanta.
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Support GCHE/HOP
You can support our work by:
Scholarship Fund
Learn about our new Valda Beavin Scholarship fund to promote humane education and professional development of shelter and rescue staff.
Humane Education Programs
We spotlight a wealth of programs available for use at little to no cost. All of these programs are developed by national humane organizations. While the list is not complete, it's a great way to start. Visit our Humane Education Programs page to learn more.
Related Articles
Peruse our Reading Room and learn about the work we do or view this list of articles regarding Humane Education.

Support a humane future

"We need a boundless ethics which will include animals also." - Albert Schweitzer (missionary and statesman, nobel 1952)

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Some of the feedback we've received:
From a counselor at Oakcliff Traditional Theme School
“As a part of our curriculum on safety, I invited Debra Berger and the crew from the Georgia Center for Humane Education (GCHE) to come talk to our students about animal safety. They excited our students and provided an engaging lesson on animal safety. Our students were taught how to approach an unfamiliar animal as well as how to demonstrate to the animal that they are not a threat to them. The students left the assembly singing an incredibly catchy tune that reinforced the lesson. The presenters were well versed in animal safety.”
From the Apple Academy
“Thank you for your visit to The Apple Academy this afternoon. The children were very excited about your presentation. Later, the children used the coloring pages you left to create comic strips on taking care of pets during the summer months.”
From a third grader at Dunwoody Springs (Career Day Curriculum)
"Thank you for teaching us about your job. Do you want to know what I am going to be when I grow up? I am going to be... a lawyer for animals. Sincerely, Kathy."

HOP Humane

Humane Outreach Partnership

Advocating the Benefits of the Human Animal Bond.

Our Sponsors

GCHE is a 501(c)3 public charity IRS number 26-3117138. All Donations are tax-deductible