A youth education and empowerment program, within a sanctuary for rescued wolf-dogs as the centerpiece.


RoTo Architects in collaboration with Teo Alfero, founder, is programming, master planning and designing facilities on a 160 acre site, for Wolf Connections' new home. Wolf Connection (WC) is a non-profit that pairs at-risk youth with rescued wolf-dog hybrids. Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program, with rescued wolves and wolf-dogs as the centerpiece. With the help of these magnificent animals, young men and women from all walks of life learn about nature and conservation, and a way to be of service by responsibly caring for another living being.


The organization was created in 2009 with a two-fold purpose of crating a Wolf Sanctuary and using these deeply intuitive animals to inspire and educate at-risk youth in Los Angeles County. What started as in-school presentations and brief visits to the sanctuary has turned into overnight camps and 8-week-long intervention sessions with a progressive experiential education and character-building program with extraordinary outcomes.


The 160 acres will accommodate facilities for animal care and enclosures, residences for staff, the youth, and selected donors, a barn and farm, workshops, and class rooms, offices, exhibition and learning center, general store and retreat center.




Acton, CA

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