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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), a program of the Jane Goodall Institute USA (JGI), is made up of a passionate group of young people from around the United States who are dedicated to making positive change happen in their communities--for people, animals, and the environment.

Members of the Roots & Shoots NYLC are the youth voice of the Jane Goodall Institute USA 
and work hard to support JGI’s programs and help contribute to the organization’s success while also leading projects in their communities! NYLC members are provided with fun and comprehensive skills training and opportunities to mentor Roots & Shoots members and represent Roots & Shoots at events and conferences. Members gain access to influential leaders, receive in-depth training on community mapping and service learning, and gain access to resources to help them become leaders in their local communities.

NYLC members are exemplary compassionate decision-makers. Read their stories here.

MEET THE COUNCIL
Click to read more about each NYLC member.

Abby

Abby 

Anna

April

Ashley

Camille "Cami"

Clair

Daniel Randall

Elizabeth "Eli" Jessica Zhang

Jonathan "Stewart"

Jonathan 

Kelly

Kristina

Lauren "Piper"
Madelein 

 Margaret

Mijhani

Nicole

Noah
Olivia C. Olivia N. Rachel René

Sarah

Shrida Tanviz Vaidehi Virginia Yanni

 

Yihan "Wendy"

       

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NYLC

To learn how you can become a member of the NYLC, click here.