In the Fall of 2020, we ran the Rooted and Rising pilot with 22 participants in 12 2.5hr zoom sessions over 10 weeks. Students received a certificate in Climate Change Leadership from York University’s Education Department in partnership with Young Lives Research Lab, David Suzuki Foundation, Fridays For Future Toronto, Generation Chosen, DUCA Impact Lab, and Conscious Minds Co-operative.
In Rooted and Rising, we desire a world where climate leaders are well-resourced and believe they can achieve desirable, thriving, loving and just futures(now).
Through practical project-based learning, Rooted and Rising holds the intentions to create a caring community for young leaders to holistically cultivate:
Self-Awareness, Confidence, and Personal Leadership Strengths — we need many kinds of leaders!
Visions of Desirable Futures(now)
Self and Collective Efficacy — belief that we can do it
Capacity and Awareness to Heal — within self, with others, across generations, with ecosystems
OUR 1ST OUTREACH FLYER:
Our team is passionate about supporting the young people choosing to take on heightened responsibility for the crises we're currently calling climate change so that we can together, across generations, cultures, disciplines, and life experience imagine and activate better ways of living with each other and the earth.
And, through our practice together, we are creating it in big and small ways.
Certified by partner organizations and York University, Rooted and Rising is open to students in university as a complimentry certificate that enhances their degree; and to pre-university and out-of-school youth as a step into post-secondary learning.
WHAT THE R+R 2020 PILOT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
“Taking a nap in a forest on a bed of moss – that’s how I felt after each class”
“Inspiring. Going to miss it a lot”
“Non-judgement space where I am appreciated”
“Joyful and caring”
“Learning from a place of true curiosity, like lightning”