The YouthRoots In-School Program brings project-based learning front and center for high schools. It provides classrooms with a platform for community impact beyond the walls of their school.

20 high-school students tackling the community’s biggest issues

Our Process

Throughout all our programs, we use a unique 3-step philanthropic process intertwined with a robust leadership curriculum to teach teens the skills to make an impact.

The in-school program is designed to be implemented once a week during the school year. There are 30 set sessions with 5 additional add-ons, depending on teacher priorities. The program could fit within a variety of classrooms, including Social Studies, English, Leadership, or other electives.

FOCUS: Community Needs

We kick off the year by diving deep into the most pressing issues facing youth in our local communities. Participants interact with a Panel of Experts with decades of experience in changing the world and make the final decisions about what issues the group will focus on. Past issues include poverty, education, and mental health.

Next students get to expose the community to the work their team is doing by meeting with professional movers and shakers and putting on creative fundraising events. They learn the essentials of giving a meaningful Fundraising Pitch and start bringing in the big bucks by meeting with professionals in the community who are looking to contribute to the most pressing issues.

This is where all the hard work pays off! Teams decide which nonprofits are doing the best at meeting the community needs and give away 100% of the funding raised to these organizations. Students provide much-needed services to at-risk youth who may otherwise not receive them. This program helps develop leadership skills while changing the world!

Ready to see the life-changing impact ripple through your own community? Contact us today to learn how easy it is!

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