Youth on Root seeks to develop a statewide cohort of youth that has the tools, education, access, and confidence required to bring their visions of environmental justice to their communities and address the environmental issues that impact them.


Youth on Root seeks to provide the tools and skills to grow the high school youth we work with into a self-sustaining youth lead movement that has every opportunity to enact their own visions of environmental justice for their impacted communities. High school youth of color, directly impacted by environmental harms, are critical untapped agents of change in the fight for environmental justice, especially in their own communities as they are the ones who stand to lose the most from the continuation of the status quo.