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Roots & Shoots

posted: 05/15/12
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Founded by renowned conservationist Jane Goodall, the Roots & Shoots program inspires youth to make a difference by becoming involved in their communities. With a mission to foster respect and compassion for all living things, promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspire each individual to take action, each Roots & Shoots group plans and implements service-learning projects that promote care and concern, making the world a better place for animals, the environment and the human community. Roots & Shoots began in 1991 on Jane Goodall's front porch in Dar es Salaam. Sixteen concerned Tanzanian students had approached Jane about wildlife and conservation issues. They left with a mandate to connect with their peers and take action on behalf of people, animals and the environment. The Roots & Shoots program, which supports students from preschool through university in projects that benefit people, animals and the environment, today hosts about 8,000 groups in 96 countries.

Give orphan chimps a second chance at life and get involved in the Tchimpounga Youth Campaign.

Join a global network of dedicated youth and mentors and start a R&S group today.

Visit the Roots & Shoots Web site.

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