Meet Atlas, a certified Therapy Dog who is working with students in Mrs. Calhoun's class at Riverside Campus this year.
Atlas is assisting with increasing student's self-esteem and decreasing school anxiety and school fears. He is helping to build emotional guidance, friendship and improve attention and attendance issues. When Atlas isn't at Riverside Campus, he visits local hospitals, libraries and colleges.
Atlas has completed behavioral and health testing requirements that allow him to attend Riverside Campus. He has passed several required training courses and is currently certified by Therapy Dogs International. Atlas has had more than 14 months of training in order to pass his certification tests as a therapy dog.