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Starting Fall 2023...
A program to teach kids to
take a humane LEAP forward.

Leaders for Ethics, Animals and the Planet

is a compassionate alternative to 4H and FFA.

Wildwood is thrilled to be participating in this revolutionary humane education program. It provides high school students across the nation with a compassionate alternative to traditional agriculture programs like 4H and FFA. A comprehensive four-year program taught by participating farm animal sanctuaries, LEAP combines interactive curriculum modules with hands-on learning activities, leadership training, and real-world skill development. LEAP aims to prepare the next generation of changemakers to tackle the challenges of animal cruelty, climate change, food deserts, and habitat loss, and encourages them to devise solutions for a more compassionate, sustainable food system. 


The LEAP program will be held at our sanctuary in Newberg and is open to all high school students in the area. One five-hour session per month includes the curriculum, activities, workshop and lunch. Participants are also required to complete four hours of service per month, which could include helping our work parties at the sanctuary or at off-site events. 

Schedule, application and more info coming soon! To learn more, please email

teen volunteer with farm animals
compassionate alternative to 4H
compassionate alternative to 4H and FFA
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