“Roots & Shoots been a great experience for me because I have learned to listen to others’ opinions and I’ve learned how to make a difference for what I believe.”
Grade: Junior in Los Angeles, California
History with Roots & Shoots: Four years with Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots Groups: Hamilton Roots & Shoots
Rachel is a junior in Los Angles, California. This is her fourth year on the National Youth Leadership Council. Every Thanksgiving, Rachel invites her community to make snack bags for the Downtown Women’s Center. Every year, they make over 100 healthy lunches for those at the Downtown Women’s Shelter. Rachel enjoys volunteering at her local pet shelter, and at the Book Truck where she gives out books to teens in underprivileged communities. Rachel is an avid reader and she strives to share her love of reading with others. She has done a book drive for a children’s hospital and is working toward setting up a book club at a local elementary school.