The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley Humane Education for Youth (HEY!) program focuses on creating a environment where our youth are more enlightened, engaged and compassionate about animal welfare . Our HEY! program offers a variety of camps, classes and educational programs both on and off site.  Our Volunteer and Education Coordinator, Alexis, is happy to answer all of your questions about our HEY! program 865-573-9675 ext. 102 or


The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is proud to host spring and summer break camps to educate and enlighten students of all ages.  All camps include educational animal activities including games, crafts, and animal interactions!  Please click on the link below to read about the details of each class and register.  We hope to see you on break!


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HEY! Programming in the schools and with our educational partners opens the door for a unique chance that allows students to learn hands-on about topics ranging from Pet Overpopulation to Finances to Animal Safety to Literacy – and everything in between! Each lesson incorporates core curriculum components and character pillars. HEY! is a proud, approved partner of the Great School Partnerships and Partners in Education.


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Join the HEY! Reading Team! Reading to animals is proven to boost literacy rates in students. Animals have a unique way of eliminating stress associated with reading aloud, and, in turn, boosts confidence in reading. It is also great socialization for a scared, nervous shelter friend. For this program, one registered guardian must accompany the student during their reading time.


Register for an Orientation Today!