“I want to celebrate and help kids understand, people are different- they’re different- and it’s not a bad thing.”
Grade: Senior in Dexter, Michigan
History with Roots & Shoots: Three years with Roots & Shoots
Olivia is a senior in Dexter, MI. This is her third year with the National Youth Leadership council. Olivia particularly enjoys coordinating and participating in beach clean-ups, because it allows her to work outside and in nature, while helping the planet! Olivia has also raised around $2,500 to provide 16 bikes for people internationally to help them to gain access to education, work, and healthcare. During the summer, she volunteers at the Leslie Science and Nature Center camps, leading volunteers and helping kids discover nature. She loves kayaking, watercolor painting, and cuddling with her cats.