Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
The Roots & Shoots program is a youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action. Since November 2012, Green School has dedicated community and environmental projects to the Roots & Shoots program wherever possible.
“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 and shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We CAN change the world.”
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
is a worldwide network of innovative schools in 40 countries across five continents. As a member of the Round Square, Green School facilitates students exchanges with other fellow schools and participates in conferences focusing on showcasing student community projects and create adventure trips.