The Humane Education for Youth (HEY!) program focuses on creating a more empathetic, compassionate community. The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley believes that education is a vital step in creating a no-kill community. HEY! offers a large variety of classes and programming for schools and educational programs as well as programming at our shelter. If you have questions about HEY! please contact 865-573-9675 ext. 117.

HEY! Camps and Workshops








HSTV is proud to host summer, fall, and spring break camps and year-round, bi-weekly workshops to educate East Tennessee students all about the humane world! Camps and workshops will have guest instructors, games, arts & crafts, recreation time, field trips, and, of course, plenty of animal playtime!

HEY Camps and Workshops Registration


Who doesn’t love a party? Celebrate your special day with our furry friends! Celebration parties are offered on Fridays & Saturdays from 6-8PM. Please schedule at least 30 days in advance. Our basic package includes a tour of our shelter, puppy and kitten play time. Lessons, art activities and other services are included with a small fee.

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HEY! Partnership Information

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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HEY! Reading Team

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.
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