Two months ago, I was trekking through the Cedar River Watershed in Seattle, Wash. I was delighted to be spending a week of my summer with fellow Roots & Shoots Youth Leaders at the 2011 Youth Leadership Retreat. Every year, the retreat offers valuable training through workshops and service. This year’s service project in Seattle allowed Youth Leaders to study the effectiveness of local watershed conservation projects. Currently, participants are developing a PSA from the video footage that we captured during our visit.
It has been one month since I started as the Fellow. I came to this position after being involved with a
Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Council. Having the opportunity to spend time with the youth leaders, I
have come to learn what an incredible group of individuals they are - enthusiastic, passionate and inspiring.
One of the projects that I was extremely excited to help lead is the annual Global Youth Campaign.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students started what has become an international movement of young people dedicated to creating a better world. Today in more than 120 countries, hundreds of thousands of Roots & Shoots members work together on youth-led service projects to improve communities and to make the world better for people, animals and the environment we all share.
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the environmental and humanitarian youth program of the Jane Goodall Institute, gathers young leaders and their adult mentors for leadership trainings throughout the year. Training with the tools and resources necessary to plan their Roots & Shoots projects, these leaders have a positive impact on their communities by improving the environment and make the world a better place for people and animals.
Music by I Am Not Lefthanded
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Campaign
On the Edge: Hope for Animals and their World
At a time when many animal species are at a crossroads, around the globe, passionate individuals and groups are dedicating themselves to ensuring a hopeful future for species threatened with extinction. Their stories are the ones that Dr. Jane tells in her most recent book, Hope for Animals and Their World.
Dr. Jane Goodall gives a message of peace for the 2010 Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace on September 19, 2010
We are proud to announce that Roots & Shoots Native Americas project has come in 2nd place in the Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green campaign! Thanks to the many supporters who voted for Roots & Shoots over the last few weeks to keep us in the top three!
Since 2006, Roots & Shoots has been working with the Oglala Lakota Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Roots & Shoots Native Americas project works with the entire Pine Ridge community planting community gardens, doing Roots & Shoots projects and learning about traditional practices.