communities to make a positive difference for people, animals and the environment. Members participate as individuals, in local groups and as part of a global network. Projects should be based on an authentic community need and involve young people in every step of the planning and implementation. Roots & Shoots is guided by Dr. Jane's philosophy that "every individual matters, every individual has a role to play, every individual makes a difference." View our Project Database.
This certificate, signed by Dr. Jane, recognizes outstanding Roots & Shoots groups for achievement in their projects. Your group can earn a Certificate of Recognition by doing each of the following by May 30:
1. Be currently registered as a Roots & Shoots group.
2. Complete service projects (at least three total) covering each of the following three areas:
4. Submit the Recognition Application Form.
5. Submit at least two recent photos of your group members in action during a project, accompanied by a model release form and a media release form for each photo. Email photo submissions and completed release forms to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Certificate of Recognition" in the subject line.
There are several places on our website to get ideas for activities and projects:
There are several places on our website to learn about global initiatives:
Each week we select a recent project to feature as a Project of the Week. Projects that are chosen typically:
Each month, from these featured projects, we choose one group to honor with Group of the Month. Groups who receive this feature often:
We select groups and projects based on the project reports that are submitted. The Roots & Shoots staff publishes stories and images of group projects. There is no process for applying to have your group featured, but the best way to increase your chance of appearing is to submit reports for every project you complete, accompanied by high-quality photos. Please read through our media submission policy and be sure to submit media release and model release forms for all photos.