Freshman FIRST wishes to develop an awareness of community service; involvement in identifying the environmental needs of the community and intergenerational collaboration to seek avenues and resources to respond to needs to advance the livelihood, health, environment and education of the community. The Project addresses the need for students’ to understand community environmental needs and to “put into action” concepts studied in school to address these needs. Therefore, a community needs assessment conducted by the Burlington Twp. Has been discussed in our classes and we have determined areas in which we can best serve. We are currently designing and implementing a plan a schedule and resources to address the needs; maintaining a reflective journal to draft media publicity; working with staff and community volunteers in securing funding for its continuity and expansion and collaborating in designing a Project Freshman FIRST Roots & Shoots Operations Guide to facilitate replication in other schools and community groups.