Root For Roots & Shoots


25 schools. 750 students. 5 trained youth leaders…

…countless hours of service toward improving the Los Angeles area for people, animals, and the environment. With your help, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots could win $50,000 to support and expand their programs in the Los Angeles area. Receiving this grant from LA2050 would allow Roots & Shoots to Connect with more youth, mentor more educators, and inspire a generation to take action for the Earth.

All YOU have to do is cast a vote for Roots & Shoots!

Why Roots & Shoots? Why Los Angeles?

title922505043“Through community anything is possible. Roots & Shoots builds community but more importantly, it builds character in people across the world. Uniting them by a common call to change the world for the better. The Los Angeles community needs youth change-makers to benefit their communities. If we invest in our youth, we will invest in our futures. Dr. Jane Goodall understands this, and with Roots & Shoots, we can change the way we affect our communities to benefit the greater good.”

Julia D.
Roots & Shoots NYLC Member
Santa Barbara, CA

title64440958Living in Los Angeles, I have seen firsthand what an empowered young person can do for an underserved community. For example, there is a member of the Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council in LA who has clocked over 800 hours of service and manages a soup kitchen near his home. His tenacious spirit is contagious! Roots & Shoots offers resources to succeed. Empowering a young person could be one of the greatest gifts we can offer our future. Children, and young people, have capacity for greatness. It is with new eyes that we can change old patterns. It is with faith and hope that we can find solutions. It is the young that can teach the old. Let’s put the power back in their hands. Let’s push them to fight for what they feel like fighting for. Imagine just 10 more of these young leaders…imagine 20 or 30…or more. This could be the beginning of great change. Join me in voting for Setting the Stage: Developing Young Angelenos as Community Volunteers for a Lifetime.”

Hope Martinez
Roots & Shoots NYLC Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Click here to read more about Roots & Shoots’ LA2050 grant proposal and cast your vote in support of spreading Dr. Jane’s message of hope to youth in Los Angeles.

Vote by October 25!

About Author

Adrienne earned a master of science degree in anthrozoology (the study of human-animal interactions) from Canisius College in 2014 where she also completed her undergraduate studies in political science. She has worked with the Jane Goodall Institute's youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots since 2011. Adrienne has served for the past two years as their Program Coordinator. In addition, she has been involved with TEDxBuffalo, WNY's independently organized TEDx event, since 2012 and served as the director of the event in 2014 and 2015.