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It is Cool to be Kind

A humane education reading program sponsored by UTP & supported by Red Rover Readers.

Pets and animals can teach children kindness and compassion.

Reading stories about animals help children explore positive relationships between people and animals. Red Rover Readers curriculum is designed for children between the age of 8-11.

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Register for your Red Rover Reading Session

Review the requirements and submit the form below.

Zoom Reading Session

  • How long: 35-45 min. (25-30 min reading, 10-15 min. hands-on activities/discussions)
  • Where: at your home
  • Who: 5 participants and a Red Rover Reader

What you need

  • A stable WIFI signal
  • Computer, tablet or phone
  • Zoom account
  • Parent permission to Zoom

2022 Session Schedule

  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • Aug. 12
  • Sept. 9
  • Oct. 14
  • Nov. 11
  • Dec. 9



Buddy Unchained

Interested in having your child sign up for “It is Cool to be Kind” virtual Zoom reading & discussion about animals? Sign up below to get involved!

It is Cool to be Kind reading session is an unique, interactive, virtual reading experience using Zoom. We want to inspire all children to be kinder to animals and pets by reading animals and pets stories and engaging in discussion and activities. Everyone is invited. We launched the program in 2021 collaborating with the Mind Institute summer camps.

We are partnering with the Davis Co-op Kids program offering our reading session once a month. You will find our class on their calendar this spring and register at

We are also offering a second monthly class ourselves on every second Friday starting with March 11 from 3:30-4:15 pm. A class is started when we have 5 registrations. You will be contacted via email with a Zoom invited and a brief pre-survey.

About Our Surveys

We are using kids-oriented surveys with Y and N answers to track the impact of our project. You will receive a pre-survey when the zoom invite is sent and a post-survey with the last reading if the families register for more than one reading. We encourage the participants to complete the surveys with their parents.

Sign-up Here

By signing up here, you will receive emails on how to join the reading via Zoom. You may opt out at any time.

Please contact Julielani Chang at if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns.

Cool to be Kind
Program designed for children ages 8-11
2022 Sessions
Cool to be Kind reading sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of each month. Select the month you wish to participate.

A Hero's Tail

Don’t forget to visit our Heroes’ Corner and share your “hero” story on our website. We love to hear your “tail” of kindness and thank you for making this a successful humane project.

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