Will C.

2024 Roots & Shoots Youth Council
Jane Goodall Institute USA

State: Florida
Years on RSYC: 2020–2024

Will exemplifies a commitment to environmental sustainability and positive societal transformation.

Will’s main project is the “Million Mangroves Initiative,” which has flourished over the past year, boasting 120 volunteers, 900 distributed plants, 2249 replantings, and 54 clean-ups.

Outside of Roots & Shoots, Will is actively involved in rowing, free diving, and serves on various community boards. Will’s dedication to positive change has earned him several prestigious awards, including the Barron Young Heroes Award, the Brower Youth Award, the Congressional Award Gold Medal, and the National Service Award at the Ambassador level. Additionally, he has been honored with the Nobel Good Earth Sustainability Scholarship.

In the face of global challenges, Will believes in the power of radical change at every level to create a world where everyone thrives. “We have this moment not just to survive, but to create a new world where everyone thrives,” he adds.

About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Get To Know Our Model

New Report