"With Roots & Shoots, learning is amazing! Because the kids accomplish projects they lead and/or design themselves, they really learn, not just test well. I've seen this program work with even the most unmotivated students. It's a way for them to connect learning with real global issues."
- Leah Crocker, teacher, Central Intermediate School, Wadsworth, Ohio
Engage your students with service learning!
Would you like your students to be more excited about what you're teaching? Have you looked for opportunities to connect what your class is studying with real-life situations? Perhaps you'd like to encourage civic responsibility, or have thought about incorporating a more global perspective in your activities. Whether you're a classroom teacher or informal educator, Roots & Shoots can help you accomplish these goals and more, through service learning!
Blend Academic Goals with Authentic Service Projects to Meet a True Need in the Community
With Roots & Shoots, there's a fun, affordable and adaptable way to enhance both the teaching and learning experience. Our program offers a simple method that simultaneously enhances the learning experience and encourages young people to become sensitive, socially responsible members of the community. Our tried and true method for inspiring students enriches your current classroom or educational programs and is the ideal way to supplement your current curriculum. Our flexible, adaptable model promotes active youth engagement in understanding issues and developing solutions to problems. You'll work as a facilitator to guide your students in meaningful projects that foster better connections between them and the community, and between young people of different cultural and religious backgrounds.
Inspire Youth to Become Better Students!
Roots & Shoots transforms teaching from what you have to do into what you've always wanted to do. You'll have the freedom to creatively use service learning to enhance your curriculum, meet standards and achieve your own educational goals for your students. Unlike rigid curriculum and test preparation that students can't always relate to, Roots & Shoots gives students an opportunity to manage their own learning and develop critical thinking that often result in better performance on assessments. When students are engaged in planning and implementing group service projects, they are inspired to learn more, empathize with others and solve problems cooperatively. They easily make the connection between their real-life projects, the skills they are using, and the knowledge they are learning. If you've been looking for a way to build better minds, Roots & Shoots offers a full array of tools that help you accomplish your goal.
Encourage Positive Youth Development
Nurture the development of tomorrow's leaders today! When you engage students in youth-driven service learning projects, your students:
Develop organizational and leadership skills naturally
Build confidence from designing and finishing successful projects
Are eager to build on their successes and do more
Realize they can and should make a difference in their community
Embark on a journey to becoming better-informed, compassionate citizens
Widen their perspective by connecting with students in other countries
As outstanding leaders start to blossom through Roots & Shoots projects, they can take those skills and capabilities to the next level in our Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Councils.
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