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, July 3, 2013

Tornado Relief Fundraiser "Race to Fill the Bucket"

In early June our Roots & Shoots group sponsored a fundraiser for the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund. The funds will be used to aid students, families and staff of the Moore Public Schools who were affected by the May 20th, 2013 tornado in Oklahoma.
Great job everyone. We raised $300!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Shelburne Farms Field Trip

Claire and Derek making butter for our snack.

Farmer Josh showing us the crops

Pulling plants

Weeding the fruit trees

Meeting the baby piglets

Linda and Laura making salad dressing

Meeting the calves



Sunday, May 26, 2013

Roots & Shoots Members at Work

Preparing for School Success Night



Making Centerpieces for the Cabaret




Planting seeds

Thursday, March 28, 2013

King Arthur Flour Life Skills

Amy Driscoll of King Arthur Flour and assistants Jonathan Green and Lindsey Wood demonstrate how to make bread. Each student in Grades 4-8 will bake two loaves of bread this weekend. They will keep one at home and bring the other one to school to be donated to the Kingdom Community Services Food Shelf. Thank you King Arthur Flour for a great assembly and community service project!


Learning to throw pizza dough!