Roots & Shoots Basecamps

Local Hives of Positive Change

Our mission is to empower young people to affect positive change in their

Roots & Shoots Basecamps support local, grassroots efforts to amplify the impact of the program.

Basecamps are grown and nurtured by experienced coordinators. These “hives” of activity are where changemakers gather to:

  • Collaborate and network
  • Gain inspiration to turn Roots & Shoots community service project ideas into action
  • Receive in-person support from like-minded individuals
  • Celebrate positive change on the community with locally organized events
  • And raise awareness of Roots & Shoots to inspire others to join the movement!

Learn about our Basecamps

Tampa Bay

As Florida’s largest open water estuary, the Tampa Bay area comprises miles of shoreline and a unique ecosystem. The Tampa Bay Basecamp of Roots & Shoots supports youth-led efforts to restore and protect our environment, as well as the animals and people who live here. In 2024, we will host the area’s first youth environment summit to inspire local action.

Los Angeles

Roots & Shoots groups are working to affect change, right here in Los Angeles. Local groups are fighting food insecurity, planting native gardens, and protecting wild spaces. In 2024, The Los Angeles Roots & Shoots Basecamp is hosting several large-scale events, including an International Day of Peace celebration.


Roots & Shoots Basecamp Atlanta is dedicated to helping communities identify problems and opportunities in their own community and empower them to take action to address these issues. Food insecurity, climate change, and solid waste disposal are just some of the challenges our participants are working to combat. In addition, R&S Basecamp Atlanta is joining forces with the Fruitful Communities Foundation to deliver hands-on environmental workshops at Dekalb County libraries as part of the Foundation’s Green Library Tours.

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