Board of Directors - Empower Young People & Help Abandoned Dogs

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Put your experience, skills and enthusiasm to work on K9 Youth Alliance's Board of Directors and help young people form under resourced communities and abandoned dogs.

We are a small, grassroots nonprofit looking to grow our programs and strengthen our capacity to serve. Our mission is to enrich the lives of young people from under resourced communities while they help prepare abandoned dogs for permanent homes. We do this by pairing kids and shelter dogs for 3-week programs filled with fun, learning and personal development.

K9 Youth Alliance aims to facilitate real change for the students and dogs we serve through self-discovery, education, personal growth and advocacy.

We are currently looking to round out our board composition with individuals who have experience in any of the following: nonprofit development, grants management, working connections in philanthropic spaces, fundraising & organizational change management.

We are a working board with members who are ready to roll up their sleeves and be actively involved in the organization. Board members also commit to: an annual financial give and a get, and volunteering in one of our 3-week programs each year, working directly with a student/dog team.

Sound interesting? Drop us a line!

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556 South Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 101-566, Pasadena, CA 91105, US

Mission Statement

We seek to enrich the lives of young people while they help prepare abandoned shelter dogs for permanent homes.


K9 Youth Alliance (K9YA) partners with local youth service providers and animal shelters to bring young people and homeless dogs together for experience-based learning and enrichment.

K9YA students develop important life skills and build transformative bonds with their canine partners, their peers and our staff. K9YA dogs learn basic behaviors and receive much-needed socialization that reduces stress, helps them impress potential adopters and eases their transition to a permanent home.

Each program serves six teens and a minimum of six dogs. Program sessions run M-F, two hours a day for three weeks. Each program culminates in a "public" graduation ceremony, where students give a brief presentation and run their dogs through a short agility course.


We'll work with your schedule.


556 South Fair Oaks Ave Suite 101-566PasadenaPasadena, CA 91105



  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Must be at least 21
  • Varies - monthly meetings, committee meetings, program volunteering & fundraising events/activities.
  • Enthusiasm for and dedication to helping kids and dogs.

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