How our program works

Upward Roots provides youth with the opportunity to be the solution to problems and inequities they see and experience directly.

Identify a need Youth identify issues they are passionate about in their community

Identify a need

Youth identify issues they are
passionate about in their community

Create a service project Participants design a youth-led service project in support of the identified issue

Create a service project

Participants design a youth-led service project in support of the identified issue

Positive impact  Participants develop social emotional skills such as empathy, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork, while helping their communities

Positive impact 

Participants develop social emotional skills such as empathy, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork, while helping their communities

 

Our work continues to grow

Since we began our first pilot program in the spring of 2011, we have nearly doubled the number of participants and service projects in our programs year-over-year.

Number of participants

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Number of schools

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