Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Youth Council - US

Leaders of Today for Tomorrow

The Compassionate Leaders Our World Needs

The U.S. Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council (Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Council – US) is an example of what is possible when the imagination and passion of young people motivated to make positive change is unleashed. Since 1991, Dr. Jane and JGI’s Roots & Shoots have inspired generations of young people like you to grow up knowing you have the power to create change. Today, in the face of challenging times, you are a beacon of hope and we want your spark to light up the whole world.

The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Council – US is your chance to be part of a group of passionate young leaders from around the United States to learn, grow your spark, and collaborate. What’s more, members of the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Council – US create friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

Want to be the next Roots & Shoots All-Star in a future Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Council – US? Make sure to sign up to be a Roots & Shoots member (it’s always FREE) to be eligible, and stay tuned for more coming soon…

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When you join the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Council – US, you will:

  • Gain essential, resume building skills in service learning to create impactful community projects;
  • Grow compassionate leadership traits to support other young people in being changemakers;
  • Receive mentorship and professional development from influential leaders and experts across fields;
  • Obtain media training and learn how to use digital tools to inspire action;
  • Learn how to tell your story, present on issues you care about, and connect people to your passions;
  • Participate in training including interviewing and public speaking to represent Roots & Shoots across the country (and in some instances, globally!) for events and media and;
  • Inspire this and the next generation to take action on behalf of people, other animals and the environment we share.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Young people ages 12-18 (grades 8th-11th), who are current residents of the United States. (*must be a U.S. resident).
  • Inspired young changemakers, especially Roots & Shoots members, who are doing a project to solve a problem, and/or part of a local Roots & Shoots group or other organizations.
  • Youth members who are passionate about the work of Roots & Shoots and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), excited about being mentors to the Roots & Shoots network and to act as the youth voice of JGI.

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I remember growing up thinking that I didn’t have any role models that looked like me, or who had the same struggles I did. I hope to be a role model for first generation citizens to show that we do make a difference.

Elizabeth “Eli” Avila Ramirez Santa Barbara, CA
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