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Our Mission

Fostering empathy and kindness in children and youth by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.

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Animal Hero Kids Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit focused on recognizing and encouraging brave, kind youth. Animal Hero Kids offers complimentary, interactive humane education programs in schools across the country. The organization has teamed up with Hollywood celebrities, including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, Suzy Amis-Cameron, wife of movie director James Cameron, Twilight Saga actor Booboo Stewart and many others for the Los Angeles Animal Hero Kids awards show.

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Are you or someone you know a hero for animals? Kind Traveler was on the red carpet at last year’s Animal Hero Kids Awards in Los Angeles. This year, the non-profit, all-volunteer, group is once again looking to recognize groups or individuals up to 19 years of age who have demonstrated extraordinary acts of kindness to help animals.

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simmons-awardAnimal Hero Kids Awards Open for Nominations!

Nominate anyone (or a group) under the age of 19 for helping animals in any way. Awards are not limited to the Russell Simmons nomination categories only. You can nominate a child for an award ANYTIME!

Creative Animal Hero call by Russell Simmons

Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who creates a song, dance, poem, speech, rap, video, or piece of art that inspires compassion towards other animals. Nominate

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Animal Hero Kids is thrilled to announce an extra special award category. The Paul McCartney Animal Hero Kids Young Veg Advocate Award for an individual or group under the age of 19 focusing on helping factory farmed animals by promoting kind food choices. Do you know someone who might be perfect for this, or a school, or a class?

Nominate now for the Sir Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate Award and the Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award

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Order Now: Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless

Power Kind-296 pages of full color, a heartwarming, inspiring and practical guidebook for all ages.


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Help us send Susan Hargreaves to the Ellen Show

Ellen Degeneres makes waves world-wide, bringing compassionate stories to light; identifying ways individuals are making a positive difference in the world. Everyone with Animal Hero Kids believes Susan Hargreaves is a similar light for our children and animal beings….

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Susan Hargreaves, founder and “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book author writes..

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Sit with us as we share lunch with Animal Hero Kid and North Florida local , Khendall. Khendall also happens to be one of the Great Vegan Cookie Challenge 2016 judges![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”WATCH VIDEO” shape=”square” color=”turquoise” link=”|title:READ%20MORE|target:%20_blank|”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

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Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate Honored by John Salley and Marco BorgesAnimal Hero Kid’s Sir Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate Honored by John Salley & Marco Borges, Bey’s vegan fitness advisor at SEED

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If you missed the LA Animal Hero Kids Award, here’s the intro video. (Thank you Grijalva Films.)

Carlos Grijalva was a winner of last years Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award video category, for the Ponte Loma High School Dear SeaWorld video message. Amazing job Grijalva films![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”WATCH VIDEO” shape=”square” color=”turquoise” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Bear killing must stopEMPTY THE TANKS

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Susan and a dog rescued from a sewer in Liberty City.

Susan and a dog rescued from a sewer in Liberty City.

No matter what our interest or involvement level in the cause of animal advocacy, there’s always more to learn about this ever-evolving topic. And who better to learn from than Susan Hargreaves, activist and author extraordinaire?

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All events, activities that Animal Hero Kids promotes are vegan to be consistently compassionate to all species of animals. Animal Hero Kids will spend energy on the promotion of an event if it does not support the abuse, death, harm or exploitation of any animal. This is the reason Animal Hero Kids chooses vegan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Courageous Young Advocates Honored at 2nd Annual Animal Hero Kids Awards Show in LA

Focused on providing free humane education for 30 years, Animal Hero Kids recognized compassionate kids with compelling stories of courage at the 2nd annual Animal Hero Kids Awards Show on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Hosted at the MUSE School, a nonprofit founded by Suzy Amis-Cameron and Rebecca Amis, entertainment mogul and animal rights activist Russell Simmons and Animal Hero Kids Founder Susan Hargreaves honored the winners of five award categories.

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Twin sisters in the news last week when surprised with a “Kind to All” award presented by Animal Hero Kids at their school assembly have created a valentine video message for Animal Hero Kids encourages and recognizes animal hero kids around the world.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”READ MORE” shape=”square” color=”turquoise” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row]