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Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots and University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera


Join us for an action-oriented online teacher professional development course! This course will teach participants how to identify and implement a local service-learning campaign using the Roots & Shoots program model. The service learning curriculum equips participants with teacher resources to discover the differences between service-learning and community service, and apply the Roots & Shoots model to help youth have a voice in identifying and addressing needs in their community.

At Roots & Shoots, our goal is to develop compassionate leaders to make the world a better place for people, other animals and the environment. Help us achieve that goal! Complete the course and mentor young people to lead change in their communities using community mapping, collaborating with stakeholders, and designing practical solutions in the form of campaigns.

Connect young people to Dr. Jane Goodall’s message of hope while facilitating a sense of empowerment that comes from helping others!


  • Introduction
  • Step 1: Engaging Young People
  • Step 2: Making Observations & Mapping Your Community
  • Step 3: Taking Action
  • Step 4: Measuring Impact & Celebrating Success
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Hope Martinez, Brad McLain, Erin Viera-Orr and Jane Goodall


4.8 rating at Coursera based on 126 ratings

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