"Before I joined Roots & Shoots I doubted humankind and felt that people were driven by money and greed. I felt like any effort would be hopeless. Then I joined and was introduced to a multitude of organizations that were driven by the same inspirations to save the earth and help humankind. I felt re-energized and realized there are still people [working] for the common good and there always will be. Roots & Shoots helped me believe again."
- Lindsey Goodwick, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut
Create an impact on campus with positive action!
Most great social and political movements, from civil rights to peace campaigns, have begun on college campuses. The university environment, rich in educational resources, access to information and the enthusiasm of thousands of young adults, creates fertile ground for activism to take root and to grow. The Roots & Shoots program, with its peaceful activism, fits easily into any college environment, empowering students like you to make a real difference in the world by taking positive action.
Our flexible approach to community service projects—whether it's helping people, animals or the environment—provides a framework that you and other students can use to transform your passion into genuine progress
On many campuses, you can even integrate Roots & Shoots projects into your undergraduate and graduate-level curriculum, so you can take credit for helping to solve real world problems and get credit for doing it too
From the smallest grass-roots, local idea, to helping with international issues that are already being addressed by others, Roots & Shoots provides ways for you, as an individual and in a group, to make a difference
If college life is opening new doors for you intellectually and socially, you'll find that joining a Roots & Shoots group or starting your own group is a perfect way to turn your knowledge into action and to make friends with other like-minded students in your own country and around the globe.
Any Subject, Any Place, Any Time!
With Roots & Shoots, you design and implement community service projects that augment your current studies and extra-curricular interests. You can take the knowledge and skills you are acquiring in your courses and apply them to solving real world issues that matter to you. Our multidisciplinary model for community service projects adapts to practically any subject, with any major and with any interest group. There's no limit to how, where or when you conduct your projects, either.
Make a Difference Now and in the Future!
If you thought your college studies and activities have a delayed benefit that's realized only after you graduate, take a second look at what you can do now! Sure, Roots & Shoots projects can help build a better future for the world, but they can also improve the lives of people, animals and the environment today! We'll assist you with our unique and flexible service learning model and manuals. And, you'll really be able to zap extra power into your projects when you network with the almost 100 college campuses in the United States that already have active, engaged Roots & Shoots groups. With the combined energy of other students, you can aim high and tackle projects that have coast-to-coast benefits.
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