Resources for Educators

Tools, Training and Resources to Build Lifelong Learning, Curiosity, and Action.

A global community. Support. Quality curriculum. Professional development. And SO much more.

Roots & Shoots provides educators with real tools that develop students’ 21st-century learning skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and a spirit of collaboration. The Roots & Shoots model and curriculum allows you to guide students through the 4-Step Formula to identify projects, grow compassionate traits, and teach leadership skills to cultivate a generation of change-makers.

We’ll help you facilitate change to address our world’s most pressing social and environmental justice issues led by young people.

Lesson Plans

Common Core-aligned curriculum with experiential learning, community service, and social emotional learning that positively shapes youth.
Lesson Plans


This toolkit is your official guide to the 4-Step Formula to create a service project.
Get the Toolkit

Professional Development

Take our online course to gain professional development with certificate opportunity.
Take the Course

Stay Informed

Learn about new resources and opportunities for educators.

Get to Know the 4-Step Formula

A simple and flexible formula for in and out of the classroom.
4-Step Formula

Invite a Guest Speaker

Invite a member of the NYLC to visit or Skype with your group.
About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

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