Imago Dei and Guide Dogs

Rhetoric School and Transitions students from the Imago Dei School visited Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar last week. They are exploring potential partners for their Paid Work Experience Program through the Department of Rehabilitation. Students were given a grand tour of the state-of-the-art breeding and training facility that provides expertly matched guide dog partners to adults from the U.S. and Canada who are blind or visually impaired.

Potential areas of employment for students include feeding dogs, giving dogs medication, washing and drying dogs, doing laundry, cleaning dog pens, brushing dogs and playing with the dogs. In addition to evaluating the potential for a Paid Work Experience partnership, the students had a fun time visiting with the staff and of course, the dogs! Many thanks to Yvonne Martin, Program Director, for facilitating this visit with the students from Imago Dei!