Roots & Shoots

To foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.

Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action.

When and Where

Franklin Elementary School:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:30 to 4:00 pm

Lugonia Elementary School:
 3:45 to 5:30 pm
With the Think Together After School Program

Barbarba Phelps Community Day School

 9:30 to 11:30 am

2017/18 Student Directors

Hannah Henry, junior

Sean Kato, sophomore

 Annabel Li, senior


  • Teach the next generation about the values of sustainability and their local resources.
  • Show kids that being environmentally friendly is easy and enjoyable.
  • Provide support for children early on in their education to share and explore ideas about caring for our planet.
  • Be a positive influence and mentor children in our community.


For more information or inquires, please email  or call the CSL office at 909.748.8288.