Alliance Charter Middle School’s Wolf Connection 8-week Program Graduates with Youth Ambassadors Chance and Koda on their Graduation Hike.

Alliance Charter Middle School’s Wolf Connection 8-week Program Graduates with Youth Ambassadors Chance and Koda on their Graduation Hike.

SERVICE AREA

Wolf Connection serves at-risk populations in Los Angeles County, and wolf/wolfdog welfare and rescue nationwide.

MISSION STATEMENT

Wolf Connection is a unique educational sanctuary and wilderness retreat that brings people together through direct relationships with rescued wolves for the purpose of empowering the next generation to become authentic leaders and stewards of the earth.

Mission: Wolf Connection believes that the deep understanding of our relationship with animals and the environment is a powerful doorway into the development of strong individuals, productive societies, & a sustainable civilization on this planet.

FAST FACTS

2016 Securing our $2 million property and moving the entire operation onto the 165 acre Wolf Heart Ranch, allowing us to serve 850 youth/year subsidized through increased community supported events and corporate programming.

2017 Contracting for Antelope Valley School Districtwide, servicing all campuses through our first Title 1 government funding, thanks to Claremont University’s study showing statistically significant change towards the positive for program participants.

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Teo Alfero

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Salansky

Lead of Donor Relations

Csalansky@wolfconnection.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Henrikson

Street Poets, Inc.

Ashton Charles

Internet Brands, Inc.

Daniel Amir

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.

Roseanne Ziering

Ziering Foundation

Errol Spiro

Miller & Desatnik Realty Corp.

Miguel Rivera

Western Gate Roots and Wings Foundation

AREAS OF FUNDING

Wolf Connection is launching a Capital Campaign which will propel us towards our goal of becoming Los Angeles’ Retreat Destination for hope, healing and growth. Including the development of transitional housing for youth aging out of foster care, gathering spaces and a second Wolf Compound for the additional rescue of 25 30 wolves. Our operational budget is nearing the $1 million mark and it’s imperative to maintain our operations for the current pack and program participants. To meet these goals, Wolf Connection offers many ways for donors to get involved through Fundraising Events. Monthly Community Hikes are where families can attend a tour of the facility and hike with the pack for a $65 fee. A few times a year we offer an intimate evening where guests are invited to a Full Moon Hike with the Pack through their $1,000 charitable donation to experience our vision though the eyes of Founder & CEO, Teo Alfero, dining by Little Pine Restaurant, a musical performance around the bonfire, hike with the wolves under the full moon, culminating with s’mores in the firelit teepee.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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