the youth animal rescue Initiative

About YARI

The Youth Animal Rescue Initiative (YARI) is a group of passionate and confident young activists who strive to provide support for animal rescues while empowering young leaders. Through extensive education in what it means to be an activist, we aim to give our members the skills they need to make positive changes in their communities and the world. YARI members will learn fundraising, outreach, and leadership techniques while actively supporting California animal rescues. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the communities we live in while educating the future activists of the world!

Are you a young animal lover?

YARI’s program is geared towards all animal lovers between the ages of 10 and 18. Younger members are also encouraged to join and can volunteer at events with a parent/guardian present. If you’re passionate about helping animals and want to learn about advocacy and animal rights while gaining leadership and fundraising skills, apply to become a YARI member today!

Are you a rescue looking to partner?

Our mission is to support animal rescues throughout California. If you are part of an organization that could benefit from YARI’s program, please fill out our rescue application!

Dollars Raised Since March 2023

Click below to learn more about our completed and upcoming projects.

Upcoming Events

Adoption Event

Montana Ave art walk Adoption Event/Fundraiser

September 30th from 1pm-7pm

Stop by to meet your new best friend or to purchase a handmade item benefitting our partnered rescues. We will also have face paint for kids!