Help Wanted for Civic Engagement

RFH Roots & Shoots, now in our 10th year of youth service-learning projects, is recruiting new members ages 10+ and an adult co-leader in the Hillsboro/Beaverton area.

This year, in addition to hands-on volunteer projects caring for the environment, animals, and community, we’ll use Project Citizen curriculum to learn to monitor and influence public policy on the issues related to our hands-on efforts.   Project Citizen promotes “competent and responsible participation with government at all levels while developing support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.”

For example:  While we volunteer to plant trees in Beaverton neighborhoods, how does public policy affect trees in our state forests?  Our group will work together to identify and study a public policy issue, exercising critical thinking and problem-solving skills to explore the associated complexities, and produce a portfolio project to present to the community and/or policymakers.

WHEN: Saturdays beginning 10/6.  Hands-on, get dirty volunteering 1-2 mornings monthly with Friends of Trees, SOLVE, and City of Hillsboro.  Additional Saturday dates and times for Project Citizen TBD.

WHERE: Indoor meetings – Our home/office in the Tanasbourne area.  Outdoor volunteering – Hillsboro/Beaverton locations.

CONTACTannee@resourcesforhealth.org or 503.690.8348 with additional questions or interest as youth member or adult co-leader.

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