Roots & Shoots


To foster respect and compassion for all living things

To promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs

To inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Goals - are Global

To implement positive change through active learning about, caring for and interacting with the environment.

To demonstrate care and concern for all animals.

To enhance understanding among individuals of different cultures, ethnic groups, religions, socio-economic levels and nations through our global communications network.

To help young people develop self-respect, confidence in themselves and hope for the future.

Roots & Shoots

Provides kids with a framework for organizing and achieving meaningful projects that connect their minds, hearts and hands as they promote care and concern for animals, people and the planet. Youth are empowered by the Roots & Shoots model - Knowledge, Compassion, Action - which teaches them that they are capable of improving the status quo. Given the overwhelming global crises we face, this contextual framework and genuine youth empowerment is crucial for youth to develop a constructive, participatory and hopeful world view.