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.
At the start of the new year, Roots & Shoots announced the newest members of the National Youth Leadership Council
, a select group of young leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to serving their communities and increasing their leadership roles within Roots & Shoots.
Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about the Council.
Members of the Council boast numerous accomplishments. They have founded nonprofit organizations, spoken in front of local city councils, been honored at the White House, and offered keynotes at national and international conferences. Some of them are even published authors. All of them are working diligently in their communities to improve the environment and the lives of people and animals.
Throughout this year, the 29 members of the Council will participate in comprehensive skills trainings with Roots & Shoots staff and field experts. These trainings will include project planning sessions and unique professional development and skill building seminars designed to connect the Council members with community leaders and influential change-makers working in the fields of leadership, development and communications.
The new group of Council members joins dozens of other Roots & Shoots leaders who have been a part of the Council since its inception in 2003. For the last 10 years, the Roots & Shoots youth leadership program has provided Council members with amazing opportunities that have paved their way toward incredible university academic experiences and successful careers as change-makers and community leaders.
The JGI team is particularly impressed by the energy, passion and accomplishments of this year’s Council. The year ahead is sure to be exciting as this amazing group of young people makes their mark on the world.