Members of the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council are provided with unique and comprehensive skills training and resources to become leaders in their local communities.
During their one year term on the Council (renewable up to 12th grade), Youth Leaders participate in conference calls and webinars twice per month with Roots & Shoots staff and field experts. Meetings consist of project planning sessions and unique professional development and skill building seminars designed to connect Youth Leaders with community leaders and influential change-makers.
Here are some of the training topics offered to the Council!
Structure of a Non-Profit: Behind the Scenes of the Jane Goodall Institute
Teamwork for the Team Leader
Fundraising in the Digital Age
Professional Communications: Resumes, Cover Letters & Emails
But wait...there’s more!
Every year, the National Youth Leadership Retreat brings the team together to share ideas, plan projects, develop skills, and have fun! The 2012 NYLC spent an exciting and educational week in August in New York City.
Members of the NYLC play an important role in developing content for the Roots & Shoots website, Facebook, blogs, and other social media outlets.
Youth Leaders are provided the tools and resources to confidently and enthusiastically share the Roots & Shoots message in their communities. Members of the NYLC present Roots & Shoots to the general public, schools and partners AND volunteer time to Dr. Jane’s lecture tour when she visits their region!
Each year, a different member of the NYLC has the opportunity to serve for one year as a U.S. representative on the Canadian Roots & Shoots Council, and travel to Canada for their annual retreat.
The Roots & Shoots NYLC had the opportunity to participate in the 2013 United Nations Youth Assembly in New York City.
Roots & Shoots staff is always on the lookout for scholarships, speaking opportunities, and competitions to share with the Council.
If you are interested in joinging the NYLC, apply now!
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