National Youth Leadership Council

“I found my hope in Roots & Shoots, both in the abstract and literally.”

Grade: Junior in Tucson, Arizona

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Roots & Shoots Group: Roots & Shoots Desert Harmony

April is a junior in Tucson, Arizona. This is her first year on the National Youth Leadership Council. Every year, April’s Roots & Shoots group hosts a vegetarian/vegan potluck. She loves this project because it allows her group to connect with the larger community, sharing recipes and spreading the benefits of a meatless lifestyle, including animal welfare, health benefits, and environmental impact. She is passionate about helping close the tech gender gap and inspire girls to get involved in the growing world of technology. When she is not busy practicing piano and helping organize events for Peer Diversity, she is out on the tennis courts or at home playing with her two dogs.


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