Roots & Shoots can help bring meaningful service experiences to your students


We are in the business of growing learners into leaders as well as making education meaningful for students and their community. Roots & Shoots offers online professional development plus resources to mentor young people to lead change in their communities. We’ve worked with thousands of educators and top educational partners to develop, pilot and refine a model built on best practices in diverse educational settings.

Our materials are now aligned to Common Core standards and available through a partnership with the Pearson Foundation. While organized around Common Core, the curriculum is flexible, free to everyone and easily adaptable for our global audience. 

Review the foundation for the curriculum in the Roots & Shoots Formula toolkit below to familiarize yourself with our program! 


 Download the Roots & Shoots Formula Toolkit


 Join Roots & Shoots Now (for free)!


 View our Community Mapping Collection on National Geographic






 Learn about the Roots & Shoots Online Course

 Turning Learners Into Leaders:  Empowering Youth Through Service in Education

 Continuing Education Units and mini-grants to fund projects are available for eligible participants!


MORE ONLINE RESOURCES: Check Out the Roots & Shoots Curriculum Developed in Partnership with the Pearson Foundation