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Young People Making A Difference

Project of the Month
Example service projects that will change the way you think! If you are looking for inspiration, read about these exemplary groups and the issues they are tackling through action.

Compassionate Leaders You Should Know
Meet youth activists who are changing the world! The NYLC is made of brilliant, hopeful young leaders who aren't waiting until adulthood to lead us towards a better world. 

The Power of Youth Is Global
Power to the young people! Youth pack a big punch when they commit to taking action. Check out these articles by and about young people making a difference.

Connect With Other Youth!

Climate Change + Habitat Destruction
How can each of us combat climate change — as individuals, community members, and citizens of Earth? Let’s talk project ideas and actions we can take to fight habitat destruction and protect our planet.

Industrial Agriculture + Extractive Industries
The food we eat, the clothing we wear, and the items we purchase all impact animals and the Earth. What can we do to lessen our negative impact and educate our peers about their choices?

Invasive Species + Biodiversity Loss
We share our planet with countless other creatures. We must remember that the things we do affect our ecosystems and that it is our duty to protect all forms of life. Let’s figure out ways to best do our job.

Migratory Species + Pollinators
Whether traveling from flower to flower or across borders, these creatures need our help to make the journey.

Peace + Conflict
What can YOU do to promote world peace? How can YOU help settle conflicts? What can YOU do to make this world better? So much, and it starts with a conversation.

Refugees + Displaced Humans
Just like we show compassion for other animals, we too must show compassion for our fellow humans. How can we support, work with, and learn from other people?

Wildlife Trafficking, Poaching, Pet + Bushmeat Trade
One of the greatest threats to endangered species is illegal trafficking and poaching. To fight this, we must educate ourselves and others. Let’s brainstorm.

Educators + Mentors
Communicate and collaborate with other group leaders and formal educators leading Roots & Shoots projects and growing compassionate young leaders.