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.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Northeast Regional Youth Summit in NYC

On November 11th & 12th, Jillian, Maeve and Brooke attended the Roots & Shoots Youth Summit in NYC. The summit was held at the new "green" Battery Park City School overlooking the Statue of Liberty. The girls attended workshops on a variety of topics and had the opportunity to hear a keynote address by Bill Wallauer, Research Videographer for Jane Goodall.

Congratulations to the Waterford School Roots & Shoots members for being recognized as one of the most active groups in our region for 2011!! Great job!

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