Roots & Shoots

About Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

 
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.  Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face.

Youth Outreach, Engagement and Education, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots - Internship Program

Location:  Washington Metro Area - Vienna (Tyson’s Corners), VA
Status: Open
Due Dates: October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014 program, February 1, 2014 for Summer 2014 program, June 1, 2013 for Fall 2014 program

Spring 2013 Tour: Photos from the road

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Spring 2013 Tour: Dr. Jane's visit to California

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Roots & Shoots 2013 National Youth Leadership Council Announcement

Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) trains young people to become effective community leaders. By spearheading projects in their communities that seek to improve the environment and benefit people and animals, Roots & Shoots youth learn what it takes to be an effective leader.

Jane Launches the "Twiga Project" in Tanzania

During her busy trip to Tanzania in July, Jane attended the launch and blessing of a project involving local members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and the Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC), also known as TwigaCement. The goal of the “Twiga Project” is to rehabilitate and restore cement quarries while promoting environmental sustainability and conservation in Tanzania. The project is currently scheduled to run until April 2013.

Jane Goodall at the Tanzania Portland Cement Company in July 2012

Support Roots & Shoots

Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is dedicated to cultivating a generation of global citizens. To maintain and build the Roots & Shoots network and our educational programs on the ground, we rely upon the help and support of our members, individual donors, corporations, foundations and other organizations. The ways that we can work together are diverse. 

 

Congratulations Adam Anthony!

On July 23, 2012, Dr. Jane stopped by the Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to present local youth Adam Anthony with his 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership, as Adam was unable to attend the awards ceremony last year. To learn more about Adam, check out the video below.

 

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