What is Roots & Shoots?

What is Roots & Shoots?

Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can break open brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds of thousands of roots & shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We CAN change the world.

- Dr. Jane

The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

North American Training Summit for Roots & Shoots (October 8-10, 2010)

On the weekend of October 8-10, Mrs. Wood and Ms. Rossetti attended the first annual North American Training Summit for Roots & Shoots group leaders and service-learning professionals in Danbury, Connecticut.

The Training Summit was an opportunity to learn more about the Roots & Shoots method of service learning, to receive the tools and resources to start and lead a Roots & Shoots group and to interact with the global environmentalist and humanitarian, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.

Summit participants attended fun, interactive workshops and networked with leaders from the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The program also featured the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Dr. Jane and other Roots & Shoots experts, as well as attend her evening lecture, Gombe and Beyond: the Next Fifty Years.

 Ms. Rossetti & Mrs. Wood in Connecticut

Dr. Goodall and Mrs. Wood 

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