I was sitting in a meeting today and to my pleasant surprise we had a discussion about an organization I have started to become involved with and support lately. COPE Dogs is an organization that schools partner with and students take on the task of training service dogs (with a certified trainer). These students work with the dogs during their 2-year training program. They also take them to visit the elementary schools as reading or math buddies. In our school board, we have four or five schools participating in this program.