RSNYLC 2021 Virtual
Summer Summit

A Virtual Meeting of Youth Minds to Envision
and Create a Better World for All!

Through the RSNYLC, youth members unleash their potential and become the compassionate leaders the world needs.

The Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council Virtual Summer Summit 2021

August 12-15, 2021

Roots & Shoots is one of the largest global movements powered by youth. The actions these young leaders are taking in their communities have a collective impact that is changing the course of our shared future. This year’s RSNYLC 4-day Summit will be unlike any other! As a fun and dynamic program, the RSNYLC Summer Summit will provide virtual skills training, workshops led by industry professionals, project presentations, and more to support youth activists in the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council in making their mark in all aspects of their lives.

The result is creating long-lasting, meaningful relationships with change-making peers and all the tools and skills to create a better world for people, other animals, and the environment we share.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT NYLC PRESENTATIONS PUBLIC SESSION – ADD TO GOOGLE CALENDAR 

** Please be Advised–Terms/Themes of some presentations are of a mature nature.

 

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Watch this year's RSNYLC public presentations during our LIVE SESSION with youth leaders on August 14th form 12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST
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NYLC SUMMER SUMMIT 2021 OVERVIEW

This is just a glimpse into the exciting world of the NYLC Summer Summit 2020 – the only public session is AUGUST 14, NOON- 2:45 PM EDT.

DAY 1 – AUGUST 12

  • WELCOME
  • DYLAN MARRON–ACTIVIST, WRITER, AND PODCAST HOST
    • Conversations with People that Hate Me

DAY 2 – AUGUST 13

  • ,JEANNIE BURLOWSKI–EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIST 
    • Good News for Exhausted High Achievers: Why T-Shaped is Better than Well-Rounded
  • DR. MIREYA MAYOR– AN AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST
    • Pink Boots and a Machete
  • ALEXIS ROURK REYES–SENIOR PLANNER OFFICE OF COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION
    U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    • Community-Driven Solutions at the US EPA

DAY 3- AUGUST 14

  • 12:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT NYLC PUBLIC STREAM PRESENTATIONS
  • TONIKA LEWIS JOHNSON–SOCIAL JUSTICE ARTIST
    • The Folded Map™ Project

DAY 4 – AUGUST 15

  • ERIN VIERA-ORR–FORMER VP OF ROOTS & SHOOTS
    • Animal Style Leadership Workshop
  • HANS COLE–DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY FOR PATAGONIA, INC 
    • Making Money and Doing Good
  • FINIAN MAKEPEACE–KISS THE GROUND CO-FOUNDER, POLICY DIRECTOR & LEAD EDUCATOR
    • Kiss the Ground Educational Screening Followed by Q&A
  • DR. JANE GOODALL, DBE, FOUNDER OF THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE, UN MESSENGER OF PEACE
    • Closing Session 

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