Project Planning Guide

Use This Resource to Organize Your Ideas and Create an Action Plan with Impact

In this activity, you and your Roots & Shoots group will put on your thinking caps and organize your project ideas. You’ll answer important questions, and brainstorm essential project details (what, how, where, when, and who). While you’re completing this activity think about your group’s long-term and short-term goals. Taking the time now to think through the necessary steps to reach your goals will ensure a successful project.

Time Requirement

Approximately 45 minutes


  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Optional: complete this guide virtually!

Full Project Planning Guide

You can use this PDF of the full Project Planning Guide online, downloaded to your computer, or printed.
Get the Project Planning Guide here!

Choosing a Project Focus

Wondering how to choose a project to focus on? Check out this page to help you or your group narrow down your project ideas.
Choose a Project Focus here!

Sample Project Timelines

For more hep building a project timeline that works for you, try looking at these sample Roots & Shoots project timelines.
Get the Sample Project Timelines here!

Log Your Project

As you design and implement your project, remember to create a project profile in the Roots & Shoots project database! Simply login and navigate to the project database, then click on "Start a Project." When you're ready, fill out the details of your planned project and when you're done, don't forget to tell us how it went!
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