Roots & Shoots NYLC Visits California!


Year-round, the Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council members live by Dr. Jane’s inspirational quote, “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” This past week, from August 1-5, twenty-two youth leaders gathered with Roots & Shoots staff in southern California for their annual NYLC Summit. The week consisted of everything from youth leader project presentations, to exploring GIS mapping at Esri Headquarters, to building an irrigation system at a local school garden. Watch NYLC member Olivia Colombo’s adventures with the Council throughout the week.

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About Author

Olivia is a member of the Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC). As a member of the NYLC, Olivia acts as a youth voice and works to make a positive change in her community — for people, animals and the environment. She is a high school student in Massachusetts and has been the leader of their Roots & Shoots Club since 2013. Olivia is a public speaker, scientist, artist, writer, and Youtuber. Learn more about Olivia here: